This resource is designed to guide students step by step through the process of writing a theme analysis essay and can be used with any text: a novel, short story, play, nonfiction piece, etc. Students will brainstorm themes and practice writing thematic statements before writing their own thesis for their essay. A graphic organizer of the connection between plot and theme will help students identify events connected to their chosen theme and supporting evidence (quotations) from the text. Student will then be guided through each part of each paragraph with choices of openings and closing, examples of each step, and suggested transitions. Finally students will engage in self and peer review before submitting a final draft. To see samples of this resource, click on the green "preview" button above.
This packet includes:
*Practice writing of thematic statements
*Plot & theme graphic organizer
*Highly structured introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs with built in examples and suggested transitions
*Self and peer review form
*Peer review task cards
*Related Common Core Anchor Standards
*Digital usage guide for Google Classroom and other online learning management systems
*Please Note: This resource is a secure PDF and is not editable.
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