Theme PowerPoint Lesson

Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
Theme PowerPoint Lesson
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  1. This bundle of activities focuses on determining themes found in literary works. Some of the activities include test prep elements because theme questions tend to appear frequently on standardized tests. It is designed to teach upper elementary and middle school students how to analyze a reading pas
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Teach students to determine a theme within a literary work: This 36-slide power point is an engaging product that can be used to introduce your entire class to the concept of themes in literature. **You will need the book "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo for reference.**

The PowerPoint contains the following format:

Slides 1-3: Introduction & Definition of Theme

Slides 4-8: Explanation of the creme-filled cupcake analogy (The theme in a book is "hidden", just as the filling in a cupcake is usually hidden beneath the surface.)

Slides 9-10: Identifying the theme in "Little Red Riding Hood"

Slides 11-15: Read TWO passages and identify the theme of each.

Slides 16-30: Identifying the themes in "Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

These slides teach the following elements of theme:

  • A book's theme may be supported at various points throughout a book.
  • A theme can be explicitly stated, but this is unusual.
  • Usually, the theme must be inferred.
  • Different readers might interpret the theme in different ways.
  • Books can have more than 1 theme.
  • Slides 30-35: Read TWO short stories and identify the theme of each.

    Slides 36-37: Conclusion

    This file also contains a PowerPoint companion handout to keep your students completely engaged. Students can write on their handout, recording answers, as you advance through the PowerPoint.



    This resource is also included in my THEME BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}


    Feel free to check out my other resources for teaching about themes in literature:

    Theme Filled Cupcakes Craftivity: including 4 passages!

    Theme: Targeted Tri-folds

    Identifying Themes: SIX Worksheets

    Theme Task Cards (16 passages with two options for responses)

    Theme Filled Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

    By Deb Hanson 2014, updated 2018.

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    This item is a paid digital download from my TpT store

    As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions!

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    40 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 hour
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