Description: Theme Explain a stated or implied theme and how it develops, using details, in a literary text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2C


2C: Summarizing

2C: Summarizing

Description: Summarizing

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Selection: D-51


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1175 words
Author: Daniel Varnell
Synopsis: When a family gets stuck on a faraway planet, they must ask aliens for help.
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Question: The theme of a story is its message or "big idea." Which of the following phrases best summarizes the theme of this selection.
  1. only the truth matters
  2. always show kindness
  3. use your manners
  4. never talk to strangers

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Writing prompt: Use your own words to describe the ending of a selection.


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