Theme is the message the author is teaching me (us). Teaching theme is much more fun when you can incorporate picture books. Students can be exposed to characters, and the lessons they learn, while using text details to prove the theme.
On this worksheet, students will read/listen to a picture book. While reading, they should think about different lessons and how they can prove it with text evidence. The books I have selected are: Rainbow Fish, Chester's Way, Thank you Mr. Falker, and Sebastian's Roller Skates. All of these stories can be found on the Storyline Online website.
This could take up to 4 days, one day for each story.