FREE Theme Passage Print and Digital for 4th and 5th Grades



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This free Theme passage for fourth and fifth graders includes both print and digital formats. It features Anansi and the Wisdom Pot, which is a folktale from West Africa. Finding the theme can be challenging for students, but this passage may be helpful and works well for independent work, centers, homework, test prep, or for one on one.


It includes:
Digital Passage in Google Slides and Google Forms
Anansi and the Wisdom Pot Passage – A Folktale from West Africa
Answer Key
Teacher Notes with LINKS


This freebie is from the very complete Theme unit, which has 7 passages (Aesop’s Fables, Folktales from Around the World, Legends, and Myths), a set of 32 task cards, handouts, graphic organizers, a picture book list, and 21 theme posters.

Why you’ll love this resource:

  • The passage includes a high-interest passage about Anansi, who is a well-known, fun, trickster character from West Africa.
  • The digital version of the passage is easy to assign and use and is NO PREP for the busy teacher!
  • The printable is low prep for busy teachers!
  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader’s workshop, independent work, literacy centers, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!


If you’re looking for some additional reading materials in print and digital, I do want to suggest a great set of reading games. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading games specifically for 4th and 5th grades!
10 Fiction Reading Games
10 Nonfiction Reading Games
20 Reading Games Bundle


Here are some reading games you might like related to theme:
Themes of Stories Game
Themes in Drama and Poetry Game
Central Message: Moral Game
Central Message Using Traditional Literature Game


If you’d like to read more about teaching theme, this blog post might help.
Click here to read about Teaching Themes in Literature.



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