Monday, October 7, 2013

Common Core Reading Themes

Common Core Alert!! Some teachers are scrambling to find worksheets that align with the Common Core and with good reason. Most states have now adopted the Common Core that requires teachers to offer lessons and worksheets in order to meet the required alignments.

I worked on a Language Arts curriculum committee a couple of years ago to review and rewrite our district's K - 12 curriculum and now that the Core's been published, we've found that our state standards were more strenuous than the Core. This means teachers in my district and probably around the state, won't have any difficulty aligning with it.

I created this Core Reading theme sheet that can be used with any story or book. It's for grades 4 and 5, however, it can be used with any other grade that includes themes as part of their Core requirements.

I also added a student self assessment that can be used once the kids have completed the theme worksheet. Teachers and students love them!


photo of Common Core Reading Themes


  1. This looks really useful, thanks!
    This looks great. I am your newest follower, I found you on TT. I teach 4th and am so excited to connect with other upper grade teachers! I am going to go back and read some of your older post!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

    1. Hi Layla! Thank you for following me! I love sharing my ideas with other teachers. I think 4th and 5th graders are so much fun to teach. I taught 5th for a number of years. I'm going to stop by your blog! If you check the tab titled "Teacher Park Freebies" you'll see a list of the ones I give away. Nice to meet you!