Teaching the Theme of a Story


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What is a theme?

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1. What is one way to frame what a theme is?

2. What is a think-aloud?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The theme of a story is its heartbeat. This quiz and worksheet can help you gauge your understanding of the concept of theme and how to teach students about it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • The definition of theme
  • Why readers might struggle with finding a theme
  • Common theme(s) in children's literature
  • An example of framing a theme
  • Think-aloud as a teaching tool

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on teaching the theme of a story
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of theme development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding framing a theme

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Teaching the Theme of a Story. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Give examples of questions that might be asked of students in order to get them to start to understand the concept of theme in a story
  • Discuss how writing an essay can teach students about theme
  • Explain how dialogue in a story might express one or more themes
  • Understand the definition, value and use of inference in a story