Theme Posters – 30 Most Common Theme Topics Found in Children’s Literature


Total Pages: 30
File Size: 12 MB



Theme can be confusing for students. It is often confused with the topic of the story. It’s important to teach students the difference between the topic and theme of a text.

One process that can be used to identify the theme in a story is to recognize the topic of the story’s theme. Once the topic has been identified, students can then determine the author’s message that is being conveyed throughout the story. This process helps students easily identify the theme.

A topic is a broad, general concept that can usually be stated in one word. Sometimes a story’s message may relate to more than one topic. In this case one must determine how the topics are related in the story.

This huge 30 poster set includes common theme topics that are perfect for any classroom! These posters include the most common topics found in children’s literature. It also includes posters that describe the difference between topic & theme and how to identify each one in literature.

Each poster includes a description and mini reference card (perfect for a key ring)!

All posters and reference cards are included in both color and ink-saving black and white versions.

Posters and reference cards included in this download:

  1. What Theme Is
  2. What Theme Is NOT
  3. Theme vs. Topic
  4. Theme
  5. Topic
  6. Friendship
  7. Kindness
  8. Responsibility
  9. Courage
  10. Survival
  11. Cooperation
  12. Overcoming Adversity
  13. Perseverance
  14. Compassion
  15. Honesty
  16. Jealousy
  17. Acceptance
  18. Family
  19. Hope
  20. Loyalty
  21. Growing Up
  22. Respect
  23. Greed
  24. Patience
  25. Heroism
  26. Love
  27. Death
  28. Equality
  29. Hard Work
  30. Taking a Stand


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