Use these 8 story task cards to help your students gain confidence in determining the theme of a story. There are two different answer sheets so you may differentiate as needed. One answer sheet is multiple choice and the other is short answer. There are also answer keys for each sheet so students can check their own work. There are also two challenge cards included with three activities on each card to deepen understanding and extend learning. There is one poster on theme and three different graphic organizers. These are a great visual resource for students to reference. You can use this product as a center activity or a whole-class lesson.
This product addresses the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2Recount 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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2Determine 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; summarize the text.