Help your students develop their understanding of theme with this resource. Students frequently find determining the theme of a reading particularly challenging, but this resource breaks it down clearly, so they are able to understand and apply the concept.
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• A 16 slide Powerpoint presentation that covers the following topics:
→ What is theme?
→ How to find theme
→ The difference between topic and theme
→ How theme is revealed through plot, characters, and conflict
→ Universal themes
→ Thematic statements.
The presentation also uses some examples of movies and popular songs (with links to videos) to illustrate what a thematic statement looks like. Access to YouTube required.
• A thematic statement graphic organizer where students apply their understanding of theme to any reading you are studying (or have already studied) in class.
• A list of possible thematic topics that students can use as a reference
TEACHER FEEDBACK ON THIS RESOURCE:
♥ Great text-to-text activity. The students were intrigued by the presentation and the activity.
♥ Love. Love. Love! I am always trying to teach theme, that is accurate, in new and fun ways! Thanks!!!
♥ Theme is difficult to teach to middle school. Thank you for the great resource for my struggling students!
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