Theme

Currently, there are no Theme lessons for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

Currently, there are no Theme lessons for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

Lesson 1
Identify the plot and main idea of a story that supports the theme
  • Aesop's Fables
Lesson 2
Determine which story matches a given theme and support their choice with text evidence
  • Aesop's Fables

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Clean Park
  • Jenny's Move
  • Oh Nuts!
  • The New Scooter
  • The Yo Yo
Lesson 1
Use the plot and main idea of a fable to identify the theme
  • Aesop's Fables
Lesson 2
Identify events in the plot that support the theme of a story
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
  • Boundless Grace
Lesson 3
Determine the theme based on the events of a story
  • Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

Unit Reading Passages

  • All in a Week
  • Knocked Down
  • The High Dive
  • The Wise Choice
  • A Tricky Monkey
Lesson 1
Identify the universal theme of a story
Compare and contrast stories with the same universal theme
  • Indian Children's Favourite Stories
  • Filipino Children's Favorite Stories
Lesson 2
Identify a theme in a biographical text
  • A Picture Book of Anne Frank
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Honoring King

Unit Reading Passages

  • The Shortcut
  • The Lottery
  • The Grasshopper and the Ant
  • Little Red Wagon
  • Grown Up

Theme lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
Home of the Brave
Keeping the Night Watch/Chess Rumble
Only You Can Save Mankind
A Wrinkle in Time

Unit Reading Passages

  • April Fool's Day
  • Jenna and the Black Cat
  • The Strength of Three
  • What Did You Say?
  • What's in a Name?