Students can always use practice reading short stories and deciding which theme the story is using. This activity will do just that for you. There are 15 short stories on 5 different pages. Also included are 13 posters that explain the themes so the students understand what they are looking for in the stories.
Help to prepare your students for those national standardized tests by practicing with these stories.
Students will read the short story and think about the big idea or theme of the story.
I tell my students to think about this question: “What does the author want you to know, but they didn’t say it to you?”
There are three choices for each short story. Students will fill in the circle that matches the theme of the short story. There is an answer key included.