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This PowerPoint presentation is ideal for grade 8/9 students! It teaches kids what theme is and how to find themes in novels. As examples, the themes in Scott O'Dell's novel, 'Island of the Blue Dolphins' and Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' is examined. Finally, students are asked to choose some of the themes suggested and write why they think they were chosen.
Teacher's notes are available on the Ppt.
Since the presentation is completely editable, you can change out "Island of the Blue Dolphin" and "The Giver" and use the novel you are doing with your students.
This presentation is intended to be a NO PREP resource, so that you my friend, can reclaim your social life!