This is a complete lesson plan about teaching Theme as a literary element. It includes the goals, objectives, procedure, materials, and evaluation. Attached to the lesson plan is a Theme template/handout and an evaluation rubric. The theme lesson is based on Kevin Henkes' picture books. A template and rubric are included with the lesson plan. It is valuable for all ages because of the use of picture books. This unit is aligned with the ELA Common Core Standards.