Identifying the theme of a story can be challenging. It requires the reader to identify a main idea in the story. Then extend the idea to the real world. Fortunately, as with all reading skills, practice makes perfect. These theme worksheets will help students achieve mastery of this essential reading skill. I recommend starting with the theme PowerPoint lesson posted below. Also, you may be interested in my advice onteaching theme.
Theme Lesson – Slide show lesson teaching students what the theme of a story is and how to identify it.  The lesson also includes practice problems and examples of theme.
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But where is the PowerPoint lesson?