**This is the chapter slice "Theme" from the full lesson plan "Literary Devices"** Following a basic understanding of reading, Literary Devices explores the language of storytelling with a detailed look at characterization, setting, plot, theme, point of view, foreshadowing and flashback, symbolism, and irony. Definitions of important terms and many opportunities to practice the skills being taught make our resource user-friendly and easy to understand. In addition, the objectives used in this book are structured using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning to ensure educational appropriateness. You will be able to teach students how to use literary devices to examine the meaning and purpose of different types of literature. Through a mixture of narration and age appropriate learning activities, this book enables students to examine and understand the “building blocks” of all good stories. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.