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Themes in Literature PowerPoint

Themes in Literature PowerPoint
Themes in Literature PowerPoint
Themes in Literature PowerPoint
Themes in Literature PowerPoint
Themes in Literature PowerPoint
Themes in Literature PowerPoint
Themes in Literature PowerPoint
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32 MB|30 pages
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Teach students to determine a theme within a literary work: This 30 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 11-14: Read two passages and identify the theme of each.

Slides 15-26: Identifying the themes in "Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
These slides teach the following elements of theme:
1. A book's theme may be supported at various points throughout a book.
2. A theme can be explicitly stated, but this is unusual.
3. Usually, the theme must be inferred.
4. Different readers might interpret the theme in different ways.
5. Books can have more than 1 theme

Slides 27-28: Read a short story and identify the theme.

Slides 29-30: 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!
Identifying Themes: Three Worksheets
Theme Task Cards (16 passages with two options for responses)
Teaching Theme by using Fables: A Lesson Plan and Worksheet
Theme Filled Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

By Deb Hanson 2014

**Check out my blog! crafting-connections.blogspot.com

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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30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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