The theme essay unit teaches your students how to write an effective theme literary analysis essay. This resource is designed for four fifty minute class periods and includes everything you need to teach this unit. It can be used with any novel or short story.
✓ Step One: Identifying a Subject and Theme
✓ Step Two: Finding Textual Evidence to Support Theme
✓ Step Three: Thesis Statements
✓ Step Four: Graphic Organizer
✓ Step Five: Handwrite Rough Draft
✓ Step Six: Peer Editing
✓ Step Seven: Final Draft
✓ Four high quality PowerPoint lessons (56 slides total)
✓ PDF copies of PowerPoint lessons
✓ PDF of theme essay packet
✓ Common core aligned rubric for grading
✓ Lesson plan with standards and learning goals
✓ Sentence frames for writing literary analysis thesis statements handout
✓ Criteria for Success
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