Prezi is similar to a power point presentation, but better in so many ways. This prezi teaches students about theme and how to identify in movies, theme songs, songs, and text.
*43 slide prezi
*Worksheet that follows the prezi - 4 pages
*Song lyrics for theme song and song in prezi
*Examples of subjects and themes - (Over 50 examples) - this may be too many for students, but I included all I have come up with. Take my examples and condense to what you think your students need.
*Extension activity - Homework included
I have used this lesson with 7th and 8th grade students, both mild/moderate sped. and general education students. The visuals, clips and songs make this more accessible and engaging for a variety of learners, hitting many modalities. My students had fun with this and enjoyed the lesson. I have 49 minute periods and used 2 periods for this lesson. How long this lesson takes depends on how much you want your students to work together to come up with answers. So, it could take one period all the way to three. This lesson would also be appropriate for 6 - 10th grade students depending on ability level of students.
I hope this helps your students become theme experts!
**This is a zip file, so you will need to know how to unzip. I have a free download on how to do this and tpt also provides instructions on how to unzip. If you are using a PC, getting the prezi downloaded may take several minutes, so please be patient. If you are on a mac it is almost instantaneous.