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Theme vs. main idea
Transcript of Theme vs. main idea
A main idea is the central concept that we learned about last week.
A main idea not only tells us who the story is about, but also is what the story is mostly about. This is a sentence that describes all of the events in a story.
How do You Think Themes and Main Ideas are Different?
Let's Do an Example Together!
Main Idea: ?
The story is about a servant girl who becomes a princess through the help of magic. This is the
(what I take from the story) is that though life may seem tough, someone should never lose their hope.
Other interpretations: perseverance,
dreams come true, true love
Some Ways I Can Express This
A Venn Diagram has two circles. On one side I would write, for example, main idea and on the other side I would write theme. Where these two circles overlap is where the ideas connect with one another.
What is a Theme?
A theme can be described as the
of a story.
i.e., happiness, truthfulness, love or friendship are all examples of core values in a text
Theme vs. main idea
Objective: tHE STUDENT WILL FIND AND LABEL THE MAIN IDEA and theme WITH 95% ACCURACY.
is much more specific than a
A main idea is what the story is about--a condition that cannot be changed. A theme may be opinion-based as long as it is supported in the text.
Double Bubble Charts
Now, we are going to
transition to group work!