This product answers the questions of what is theme? How to find a theme in a short story or novel, and how to compose a literary analysis on the theme once it has been found. It is written as a conversation with students to walk them slowly through the process. Examples are provided with a full essay at the end exemplifying the key ideas from the lesson. The format allows for easy to print out notes for students with disabilities, 504's or for students who were absent the day of the lesson(s). You can go as fast or as slow as your students need. You can stop your lesson before the literary analysis if you choose, or go all the way if students are ready.