Teaching Theme THEME = THE MEssage Hang these up in the classroom and have book covers for the read alouds. Have students vote on the theme and explain why. Whichever one gets the most votes is where the book cover goes.
FREE! This activity makes a perfect independent or small group center for students to practice identifying theme in literature. Students will read fables and poems and select the best theme. Then, the students will read a drama and determine the theme and events from the text that support the theme.
The Common Core State Standards require that students be able to recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, moral, or theme. Using the 9 main themes identified in my own classrom, I have created a quick and easy worksheet for students to use when determining theme and responding to literature!