This "theme" anchor chart aligns to the Common Core State Standards - Reading Literature and Writing.
It helps students determine themes and central ideas and improves their reading skills. It furthermore assists students in finding themes for writing their own texts. Use it as a poster or provide students with their own copies / handouts.
Themes include: Civilization versus wilderness, friendship is dependent on sacrifice, importance of family, loss of innocence, parents versus children, the great journey, inevitability of fate, The American Dream, lack of humanity, The Frontier, passion versus responsibility, struggle for equality, sacrifices bring rewards, spiritual enlightenment, love is the worthiest of pursuits, death is part of the life cycle, individual versus society, overcoming adversity, confrontation with nature.
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