*UPDATED PRODUCT 2013
I created this file due to the need to teach the concept of theme to my 4th graders. It can be used for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This file supports the ELA Common Core Standards:
Grade 3: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Grade 4: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Grade 5: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or
how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic.