If you know anything about my teaching style, you know that I love to use movies in my classroom to teach literary elements. Kids get tired of doing the same old assignments for identifying and analyzing these elements so sometimes I have to get creative!
For this assignment students will watch a movie (really any movie will do!) and identify the theme found within.
How to write a theme using abstract sounds
Sample abstract nouns list
Proving your chosen theme with evidence from the movie
You could use this anytime in the year, but I especially like to use it before holiday breaks or towards the end of the school year when it's more difficult to wrangle the kids' attention.
More Movie Guides:
Entire movie guide bundle!
More Literary Theme Resources: Complete Literary Theme Unit
Finding Literary Theme in any movie
Literary Theme Computer Lab Activity
Theme Test #2
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Theme
Common Core Literary Theme Graphic Organizer
Identifying Literary Theme in Popular Song Lyrics
Literary Theme PowerPoint
Theme Test with Answer Key
Literary Theme Prezi with handout
Identifying and finding Theme