Common Core Aligned. This collection of resources is designed to help facilitate students determining a theme or central idea of a text and analyzing in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. PPT slides and lecture instruct a student with the knowledge of theme vs. thematic subject. Supplementary videos touch multiple learning modalities to create deeper understanding of theme in literature. The "F.I.N.D." method for theme analysis, combined with a graphic organizer/flowchart, provide a step by step process to evaluate literary elements as the tools of developing theme in literature. Bloom's Taxonomy prompts provide a platform for students to interact with and evaluate the theme relative to student experience and real world circumstances.
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This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Teacher Instructions
2. Student Handouts (4 pages)
3. Theme Notes
4. Graphic Organizers
5. 4 Analysis prompts
6. PPT Lecture (14 slides)
7. 3 Supplementary Videos
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2
1. How do literary elements synthesize to imply a thematic message in literature?
2. How are themes found in literature relevant to the reader’s life?
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Analyze the development of literary elements over the course of a text.
2. Make inferences to identify the thematic message within a text.
3. Evaluate that thematic message in light of the present day and circumstances.
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Introduce thematic subject and theme using PPT
Introduce the F.I.N.D method for inferring theme PPT
Use videos throughout lecture to enhance instruction
Have students use chapter graphic organizers throughout reading of the text
At the conclusion of the novel have students use the thematic graphic organizer to make inferences about theme.
Have students write analysis paragraphs to evaluate the theme.