These theme task cards contains 24 short stories and poems for 2nd/3rd Grade. Each story has a question about the moral or central message of the story. The selected stories are diverse folktales, fables, myths, and legends from a variety of cultures. They can be used as task cards in a reading center, small group, whole group, exit slips, or even as homework.
These are half page short fables and folktales for students to practice determining the theme or message of the story. You can use these like task cards, in small groups, homework, addition to your morning work, or to help teach in your whole group. There are a total of 24 short stories.
As a digital format, these are available in Google Forms and Google Slides. The Google Slides does not include questions, but can be used to teach or for discussion. The Google Forms version is broken up into 4 sets of 6 stories.