Themes and Other Elements - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Themes and Other Elements - Playlist and Teaching Notes
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Common Core Standards
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Students explore standard RL.8.2 with this playlist. They will determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text. Students provide an objective summary of the text. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:
• 4 links to instructional videos or texts
• 1 link to practice quizzes or activities
• 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questions
• Definitions of key terms, such as plotting and setting
• Examples of how to identify the theme
• "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
• An excerpt from "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
• "Why the Sea Is Salty," a Norse Folktale
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:
• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities
• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels

Need more resources?
Theme & Central Idea Development - Playlist and Teaching Notes
Theme, Central Ideas, & Summaries – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Analyze Themes in a Text - Playlist and Teaching Notes


Please note, passages in this product appear in these other products:
An excerpt from "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs appears in:
Analyze Different Adaptations - Playlist and Teaching Notes
RL.8.3 - Quiz and Answer Guide
RL.8.7 - Quiz and Answer Guide
"Why the Sea Is Salty," a Norse Folktale appears in:
Modern Fiction Draws on Tradition - Playlist and Teaching Notes


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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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