Print & Digital Teaching Theme Activities Main Idea and Supporting Details

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    Description

    This resource includes 4 engaging theme analysis activities to help students finding and identifying theme in any text! Great for students practice with finding main idea and key details!

    There are 4 resources included:

    1. Theme Analysis One Pager
    2. Theme Analysis Digital Flipbooks
    3. Theme Analysis Brochure
    4. Theme Analysis Paper Tent/Digital Card

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    RESOURCE BREAKDOWN

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    Print and digital versions available!

    • PDF
    • Google™ Slides
    • Compatible with Easel by TpT

    DIGITAL FLIPBOOKS

    Three engaging teaching theme activities to help your students in determining theme topics, theme statements, and also identifying a shared theme between two different texts! These are great main idea distance learning activities in the form of a digital Flipbook accessible on Google Classroom™ AND Microsoft PowerPoint!


    Teacher Directions

    Multiple Versions

    - Three Flipbook Activities

    - Each comes with two versions: one in color and one in black and white

    Three Answer Keys

    - Theme Topic Analysis (Using Of Mice & Men)

    - Theme Topic Analysis (Using Of Mice & Men)

    - Theme Topic Analysis (Using Of Mice & Men and Kindred)


    THREE DIFFERENT FLIPBOOK ACTIVITIES

    DEFINING THEME

    Each digital Flipbook comes with a tab that breaks down the difference between a theme topic (one-word main idea such as "Adventure") and a theme statement (the message or lesson the author tries to teach the reader about the theme topic).

    Theme Topic: Adventure

    Theme Statement: Adventure can sometimes keep you from the people you love the most.

    Text this can relate to: the Odyssey


    #1: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Topic

    This flipbook contains a tab for:

    • Theme topic vs theme statement.
    • Mind map for students to brainstorm theme topics they think are repeated throughout the text
    • A chart for students to analyze how setting(s), character(s) and event(s) relate to their chose theme topic.
    • A chart for students to identify evidence from the text and explain how it relates to theme topic they chose.

    #2: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Statement

    This flipbook contains a tab for:

    • Theme topic vs theme statement.
    • Mind map for students to:
      • Brainstorm theme topics they think are repeated throughout the text
      • Choose a specific theme topic
      • Create a theme statement using the theme topic they chose

    • A chart for students to identify evidence from the text and explain how it relates to the theme statement they identified.

    #3: Digital Flipbook focusing on a Theme Shared Between Two Different Texts


    This flipbook contains a tab for:

    • Theme topic vs theme statement.
    • Mind map for students to brainstorm theme topics they think are repeated throughout the text
    • A chart for students to identify character's from the text and how they relate to the theme statement.
    • A chart for students to identify specific events from the text and explain how they relate to the theme statement.

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    ONE PAGER ACTIVITY

    Have students show their understanding and knowledge of theme with this creative and engaging one pager activity.



    . Theme Info Sheet defining theme topic vs theme statement.

    • Theme topic: broad repeated throughout (ex: adventure)
    • Theme statement: message/lesson the author reveals through the theme topic (ex: Adventure can sometimes keep you from the people you love the most.)

    2. Theme Analysis

    • Guide that helps students identify theme topics repeated in the text and create a theme statement showing the message/lesson they believe the reader can learn from the text.
    • Students also identify specific events from the text that relate to the theme statement.

    3. One Pager Rubric

    4. Seven One Pager templates students can use to create their one pager!

    • Digital versions of the templates are also included!

    5. SEVENTEEN Student Examples of One Pagers!

    • 6 examples for a one pager focusing on theme
    • 5 examples for a one pager focusing on an act/scene summary from a play
    • 6 examples for a one pager focusing on a research topic/historical figure

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    BROCHURE ACTIVITY

    Students create a brochure showcasing their understanding of a major lesson/message they believe has developed throughout the text!

    TWO Brochure Options: Bi- Fold OR Tri-Fold which include:

    1. Planning Sheet

    Students review the difference between a theme topic (main idea repeated throughout the text that is usually one word) and theme statement (sentence stating the message/lesson the author tries to teach the reader through the theme topic).

    Students choose a theme topic and then use a guideline to create a theme statement. Students then identify events and characters that relate to the theme statement.

    2. Student Directions

    Directions for both the bi-fold and tri-fold option are given. Students include information such as:

    - Events and characters related to the theme topic or theme statement

    - Explanations of how events and characters help to develop the theme

    - Create a symbol they feel best represents the theme

    - Evidence from the text to support their analysis

    3. Rubric

    A rubric both the bi-fold and tri-fold option are given. Grading criteria includes cover page, content pages, events, characters, symbols.motifs, visual images and creativity!

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    PAPER TENT

    This fun and engaging finding theme activity tasks students with identifying a theme and the characters and events that help develop the theme, as well as create a visual representation of the theme!

    They do all of this in fun and creative way - a paper tent! Have you ever had your students create name tents during the beginning of the school year? Well imagine them doing the same thing except they use the tent to visualize their analysis of a theme in the text!


    Includes a resource to help students understand theme vs. main idea, a planning sheet for their tent and 2 different templates for the theme analysis tent!:

    1. Theme Resource

    Students often struggle with understanding the difference between a main idea

    (theme topic) and the theme (a message or lesson the author tries to teach the reader through the main idea).

    That is why I included a resource that helps students identify a theme topic and then use that topic to create a theme statement (message/lesson of the text)!

    2. Planning Sheet

    Tasks students with identifying a theme topic, creating a theme statement, and identify characters and events that relate to the theme, to help students prepare for what they will include in their theme analysis text.

    3. Templates

    - Template one focuses on events that relate to the theme. There are two versions.

    - Template two focuses on characters that relate to the theme.

    Each version comes with a copy that either focuses on students analyzing a theme topic OR a theme statement!

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    File Type: PDF & Google Slides

    Editable: No

    Content Pages: 81

    FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO OPEN A ZIP FILE: 

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Help/File-Types-26/What-is-a-ZIP-file?fbclid=IwAR00WGFfJDPB57DdqeTQEJR2ixtfh6xdrgZNiKDt-5emrqqnsqFWsF4unj8

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