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Thematic Unit: Perception

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Thematic Unit: Identity & Perception

STAAR Academic Vocabulary
The following words/phrases will be found in MC and SAR questions that pertain to THEME on your STAAR exam.
The TEXT!
STAAR Practice: MC & SAR!
EXPOSITORY
ESSAY

Anticipatory Activities
Anticipatory Guide PART 1
THINK: What makes YOU who YOU are?
STAAR Practice: CROSSOVER SAR
Using CONTEXT CLUES and/or a DICTIONARY, fill out the vocabulary chart.
"Passing" by Langston Hughes
Reading Vocabulary (Literary)
Mini-Lesson Literary Focus: THEME
THEME is:
the central, underlying, and controlling idea or insight of a work of literature.
the idea the WRITER wishes to convey (show) about the subject--the writer's view of the world or a revelation about human nature.
is stated in SENTENCE format.

THEME is NOT:
expressed in a single word.
the PURPOSE of a work.
the moral.
the CONFLICT.


The Expository: 'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually
How does the author express his/her intended message in the short story/poem/drama?

What lesson can be learned from the theme of this selection?

In line 5, the sentence "No one ever thanked him" suggests the poem explores the theme of ---

How are the themes of "Speak" and "Thirteen Reasons Why" similar/different?

This selection expresses its themes primarily through ---

What is the overall theme of this short story/poem/drama?

How does the short story convey the theme of DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER?

The poem expresses the idea of ---
Examples of STAAR Questions for THEME
English/Reading - Sam Houston MSTC

Please read carefully and answer the following questions:
1. Identity is defined as “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.” In other words, identity is everything that you are. Write 4-5 words that you associate with your identity. I will model an example for you.


2. Which do you think is more important: the way you perceive (see) yourself or the way others perceive (see) you? Write 2-3 sentences explaining which is more important and why.


3. How do you perceive yourself? When you look at yourself, what do you see?


4. How do you think others perceive you? Do you think others see you the same way you see yourself? Why or why not? Respond in 2-3 complete sentences.

Anticipatory Guide PART 2

We’re going to watch a clip from a popular show called What Would You Do. Before we watch the clip, you will read 3 statements and decide if you agree or disagree. After watching the clip, you will read the statements and see if your mind has been changed at all.

http://www.hulu.com/#!watch/148098
Image Streaming
Directions: On your own paper or in PADLET, write down the first word that comes to mind regarding the image/word shown to you.
IMAGE
JUDGMENT
INDIVIDUALITY
POINT OF VIEW
PERSPECTIVE
STEREOTYPE
SELF
Image Streaming
Directions: Based on all the words presented to you and the connections you've made to these words, what do you think are the THEME(s) of the paired texts? Write them down on your paper or in PADLET.
IMAGE
JUDGMENT
INDIVIDUALITY
POINT OF VIEW
PERSPECTIVE
STEREOTYPE
SELF
What do ALL these THINGS have in COMMON?
IDENTITY/PERCEPTION:
Guilty as Charged?!
Who is this?

What do we know about him?

How and why does he represent this THEME?

What are some possible STAAR writing prompts we could use this person and his "story" to support?
PAIR SHARE: Fill out your HELP CHART
as it applies to this THEME.
Identifying the THEME in FIVE STEPS
Credit: ReadWriteThink
The Great Gatsby (Film)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
About a Boy
FILL OUT THE CHART using the TRAILERS
Use your PRIOR KNOWLEDGE and/or search on your LAPTOP.
First off... Let's review what THEME is.
THEME is:
• the central, underlying, and controlling idea or insight of a work of literature.
• the idea the WRITER wishes to convey (show) about the subject--the writer's view of the world or a revelation about human nature.

Next, let's look at words/phrases that connect to THEME:

message -
convey(s) -
explores its theme primarily through -
suggests -
How are the themes in __________ and __________ similar/different? -
contributes -
explains -
expresses the idea -
infer -
lesson -

The Literary: "Passing" by Langston Hughes
While reading "Passing", fill out the dialectical journal pertaining to THEME.
http://app1.kuhf.org/articles/npr262768075-Hispanic-Or-Latino-Polls-Say-It-Doesnt-Matter---Usually.html
Hint: It has to do with IDENTITY and PERCEPTION.
Guess what? We're still dealing with IDENTITY/PERCEPTION!
YUP! IDENTITY and PERCEPTION...
NOUN
mixed person = black & white
NEG. (-)
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