This activity can be used to help your students practice finding the Theme of a story. A Bad Case of Stripes has a wonderful theme and really lends itself to student practice. There are two different forms to choose from for having your students discover and share the theme. There is also a poster for Theme!
This activity is Common Core aligned for First Grade (RL.1.2), Second Grade (RL.2.2), and Third Grade (RL.3.2) for finding the central message or lesson of a text.