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Theme Worksheet 1

Looking to give your students practice identifying themes? I’ve found that it’s helpful to have them read fables and determine the meaning. Here’s a theme worksheet that I’ve used in my class. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9

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Common Core State Standards Related to Theme

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 – Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

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ELA Standards: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 – Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 – Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 – Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 – Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2 – Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

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15 Comments

  1. Dr. Bruno

     /  June 16, 2017

    Thanks so much for this website. you made my work easy. I will always cherish your efforts.

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  2. RoseBell

     /  November 1, 2016

    I like this website. I would like to use this website to help study for the test that is coming up this week.

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  3. Anna

     /  March 18, 2015

    I just love this site. I can always get quick and easy downloads. You’ve given me some really great worksheets that I use with all my high school classes. Really appreciate it.

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  4. Lesley

     /  October 29, 2014

    I have a son in grade 7 struggling with book reports and writing. This is the first site I have found to be very user friendly. Thank you for your commiment to education and your strong guidance here. A lot of sites don’t include answers which I find frustrating as I’m not a teacher and studied this many moons ago…lol. Thanks so much

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    • Thank you for your comment.
      I am working hard to continue improving the site and I appreciate your perspective.

      Best wishes, and it sounds like you are doing great work with your son.

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  5. Aya Ezz

     /  August 18, 2014

    Thank you for such a resourceful website. It really helps me as a teacher for G6 students.

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  6. Pat Webster

     /  January 25, 2014

    I am teacher at a DayTreatment. Many of my students need additional help on topic covered during the course of High School.
    Ereading has been a life saver. I use the assignments as extra credit, intervention and homework. This a Great Resource!

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  7. Dr. Chinwe Nwafor

     /  November 27, 2012

    This is amazing. I am glad to find this website. It answers all my lesson questions.
    Good job

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  8. Wow thanks! I just found the answers to my theme homework!

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  9. Lora

     /  December 27, 2011

    This is the greatest resource for
    English teachers on the web. It is amazing!

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