This PowerPoint (1997-2004 compatible) introduces students to the literary concept of theme by relating it to situations they know (theme parties, theme parks) and by applying it to popular, age-appropriate movies. The presentation uses animation and student participation to keep learning engaging. Several common themes such as bravery, friendship, adventure, teamwork, loyalty, good vs. evil, etc. are explored. Students will learn how theme works in a story and will become familiar with some of the most common themes found in literature. Detailed notes accompany most slides to help the teacher further understand the presentation and engage students.