This resource is a bundle of THREE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS!
Print and Digital Versions Included:
– PDF Print (no-prep print and go!)
– Google Classroom (save the sheets to your Google Drive to assign to your students in Google Classroom!)
– PDF Fill In (have your students type directly on the PDF via PDF form boxes!)
There are 10 total sheets and 7 answer keys broken down by:
1. Defining Theme
– Two sheets breaking down the difference between a theme topic and a theme statement.
– A mind map graphic organizer for students to assess their background knowledge of the literary term theme.
2. Theme Analysis Focusing on an Individual Text
– Two graphic organizers for students to analyze a theme topic (one-word main idea such as “Adventure”) in a individual text. Version one is a chart and version two is a graphic organizer.
– Graphic organizer for students to create and analyze a theme statement present in an individual text. (theme statement = a sentence stating the message/lesson the author tries to convey to the reader.)
3. Worksheets for Finding Shared Theme Between Two Texts
– Venn Diagram for students to brainstorm theme topics shared between two texts.
– Graphic organizer for students to analyze a theme topic present in both texts.
– Graphic organizer for students to analyze a theme statement present in both texts.
– Chart for students to create and analyze a theme statement (message/lesson) present in both texts.
Have students show their understanding and knowledge of theme with this creative and engaging one pager activity.
1. Theme Info Sheet that:
– Defines theme, theme topic and theme statement
– Explains the difference between a theme topic and a theme statement
2. Student guidelines and rubric for creating and grading the one pager for theme.
3. SEVEN STUDENT EXAMPLES!
In this engaging finding theme analysis activity students create a brochure showcasing their understanding of a major lesson/message they believe has developed throughout the text!
TWO Brochure Options: Bi- Fold OR Tri-Fold which include:
1. Planning Sheet
2. Student Directions
This fun and engaging finding theme activity tasks students with identifying a theme and the characters and events that help develop the theme, as well as create a visual representation of the theme!
They do all of this in fun and creative way – a paper tent! Have you ever had your students create name tents during the beginning of the school year? Well imagine them doing the same thing except they use the tent to visualize their analysis of a theme in the text!
Includes a resource to help students understand theme vs. main idea, a planning sheet for their tent and 2 different templates for the theme analysis tent!:
1. Theme Resource
Students often struggle with understanding the difference between a main idea
(theme topic) and the theme (a message or lesson the author tries to teach the reader through the main idea).
That is why I included a resource that helps students identify a theme topic and then use that topic to create a theme statement (message/lesson of the text)!
2. Planning Sheet
Tasks students with identifying a theme topic, creating a theme statement, and identify characters and events that relate to the theme, to help students prepare for what they will include in their theme analysis text.
– Template one focuses on events that relate to the theme. There are two versions.
– Template two focuses on characters that relate to the theme.
Each version comes with a copy that either focuses on students analyzing a theme topic OR a theme statement!
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