17-slide PowerPoint uses clean and uncluttered slides to introduce the literary element of theme. In addition to information on theme, the PowerPoint is structured to include guidance on taking notes in Cornell-method format. A guided notetaking form is included that matches the format of the PowerPoint.
This lesson is suitable for middle-school students or those who are just getting introduced to the idea of theme.
What you receive in this zipped folder:
A PowerPoint presentation that contains ...
~ Slides that guide students through the process of using the guided notetaking form for taking Cornell notes,
A slide that contains an essential question to frame your lesson,
~ Slides that share information about what theme is, what theme is not, and that give examples of popular themes in literature.
Slides that contain three sample passages for analysis of theme.
~ Slides that guide students through the process of checking their notes with a partner and summarizing what they have learned,
The following PDF supplementary materials are also included:
~ A guided notetaking form (PDF) that matches the PowerPoint. Items that students should fill in from the PowerPoint are in red to easily catch the eye.
The sample passages are included as a PDF that can be copied onto the back of the note-taking form. This makes them useful for individual reading or small-group work. (Please note that the note-taking form and the passages are included in the same PDF document.)
~ Notes for the teacher (PDF), which contain a thumbnail of each slide plus explanatory information for notetaking or additional information to share as you present.
This zip folder contains one PowerPoint and two PDFs.
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