A delightful Theme Video introduces students to theme with an engaging mix of whiteboard animation, cartooning, and artistic animations. Students will visualize the concept and definition, enjoy the Theme Scream poem, and have multiple opportunities to practice applying the skill of identifying and writing a theme.
The accompanying 22 page PDF provides additional activities and opportunities to practice identifying themes, writing/drawing a story, and creating a theme for the story. Examples and practice pages can be used with any story of novel you are teaching. The PDF is writable for online instructional use.
Also included in the pdf:
Cartoon Blacklines and Cartoon Drawing Lesson: Fun resources for students to use as characters in their invented stories or for art projects.
Student Grouping Suggestions: Teach theme during whole group instruction or use for small group instruction, such as working with an extension or intervention group.
Theme Visual Lesson Plan: A detailed Explicit Direct Instruction lesson plan guide.
Black and white copy of the Theme Lessons and Activities PDF