Teach your students about Theme in Literature with this complete NO PREP lesson designed with teens in mind. This complete lesson includes a beautiful PowerPoint presentation, answer key, guided notes for students to complete, small group activity (creating themes from topics), and three Essential Questions (that can be used as a formative assessment after the lesson.) Vibrant photos make learning interesting.
Your students will understand what themes are, the difference between themes and topics, why writers use themes, and why identifying them is important for readers. All you need to do is copy the handouts for the students, display the presentation, and GO!
This resource includes:
1. Themes in Literature PowerPoint Presentation
• Three Essential Questions
• What is a Theme?
• Themes are NOT Topics or Subjects
• Themes Based on the Topic “Life”
• Topic and Theme Examples
• Explicit vs. Implicit
• Why Do Writers Use Themes in their Stories?
• Why Should Readers Care About Themes?
• YOU DO! Turn Topics Into Themes (Student Activity)
• YOU DO! Turn Topics Into Themes – Examples
• Four Steps to Determine Theme: Intro
- 1. Characters
- 2. Plot Incidents
- 3. Symbols
- 4. Take a Wide-Angle Look
•YOU DO! Three Essential Questions
2. Guided Notes Handouts for the Presentation
• For Students: Three-page Handout
• For Teachers: Guided Notes Answer Key
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