Make finding theme relevant and engaging for your secondary ELA students with I'm Shook! Powerful Themes in Literature worksheets. Four worksheets help your students to explore and reflect on the development of theme. Students start by differentiating between motif, main idea, and theme in a picture. Then, students identify the motif, main idea, and theme of the poem "If I should die" by Emily Dickinson. Last, students analyze how four lines of Claude McKay's poem "America" contribute to the development of the theme. After examining theme, students reflect on their learning.
Grading is easy with a full answer key and provided rubric. This 100% editable activity can easily be printed or shared through Google Classroom.
- Four page editable worksheet and reflection page
- Answer key
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