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This resource includes a sample step by step process of how to first develop a theme, and then how to develop that theme into a claim. The practice text I use in this sample is Katy Perry's Roar. First the students analyze the song, and then we go through this resource together to develop themes and claims. Students replicate this process on future texts ranging in complexities. This process works at all levels. Sample theme and claim statements are provided. Rubrics for the theme and claim are provided also. I include multiple ideas of how to approach this song so that students can practice with this resource before making a statement independently. They can practice with the ideas provided, and then try a new idea completely on their own with the same song or new text.