Today students learned how to find the theme of a story. Please see the links below for the learning we did in class today, and note that there will be an assessment on Thursday on this skill.
Themes are NOT topics.
|TOPIC EXAMPLES||THEME EXAMPLES|
|love||"Love can get someone through any trial."|
|family||"Family is the most important thing in life."|
|never give up||"Perseverance is the key to reaching your dreams."|
Farmer Will Allen text
Tomorrow we will complete the second part of this lesson, supporting with evidence. We will begin with a "snowball fight" and support other's ideas of the theme from evidence from the text. This will prove whether or not the theme was strong and can be supported by multiple pieces of evidence or if a better theme could be used. We will then explain (in our own words) the importance of connecting the evidence to our theme in a well constructed response that ties it all together.