Students will get more out of reading literary texts if they can easily determine their themes. The Theme lesson, for grades 4–8, will guide your students to question a text and use details to determine its theme. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Theme lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.