Theme Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples Video


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What is the big idea of a story called?

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1. How does a reader determine a theme of a story?


What can you infer from the following scenario?

You see your neighbor packing boogie boards, colorful towels, a large umbrella, and snorkels.

Where is your neighbor going?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Themes and main ideas are a very important part of a written work, and understanding them is key to knowing what a written work is about. Complete this quiz/worksheet to discover how much you know about themes and main ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will ask you about:

  • The big idea of a story
  • How readers determine what the big idea is
  • Putting pieces of a puzzle together to determine themes
  • The term for a very short summary of a story

Skills Practiced

Skills you will practice as you complete the quiz/worksheet include:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about themes and main ideas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of how to infer things to explain a scenario involving a neighbor
  • Making connections - use what you know about big ideas to understand themes

Additional Learning

For a good lesson on themes and main ideas, complete Theme Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. With this lesson, you may study:

  • How to infer ideas
  • Differences between themes and main ideas
  • Examples of themes and main ideas