Determining theme and its development is central to Common Core literature skills. This FREE activity enables students to employ a variety of strategies to identify themes and how they develop over the course of a text. It also adds a modern twist by allowing students to connect these themes to their favorite music.
Students take turns contributing to a story, making sure to include the elements of a short story. This activity is perfect for a back-to-school ice-breaker or for a reward day. This is great for English language learners, developing writers, and advanced students. **Freebie includes materials for groups of 4 students** (grades 6-9)