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It's Raining Theme!

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on 30 November 2016

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Transcript of It's Raining Theme!

What the story is ABOUT

This is on the SURFACE

Topic
There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement. He rushed down towards the village calling out "Wolf, Wolf," and the villagers came out to meet him, and some of them stopped with him for a considerable time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help. But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the boy of course cried out "Wolf, Wolf," still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy's flock.
The Shepherd Boy
An Aesop's Fable
"French Roast"
The MESSAGE of a story

The DEEPER meaning the author is trying to say
Theme
Topic
Practice
Theme
Can you find it?
It's Raining Theme!
EX: The
topic
of
Cinderella
is a poor girl who marries a prince.
EX: The
theme
of Cinderella is that good things happen to good people.
"Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen"
What is the topic (what is the song about)?

What is the theme (what is the message or meaning)?

What the text says The theme is...



Write That Theme!
Pick a theme for the list you were given and develop a story that shows us that theme. Remember to SHOW us the theme by what the character does and what happens to them - what they learn!

Remember to follow the plot structure!
Exposition - Rising Action - Climax - Falling Action - Resolution
"Fight Song"
Topic:
What the book says
I think the theme is...
A) A girl is going to fight people
B) A girl is trying to make herself feel better by singing the song
C) A girl is going to ignore people
fight song, take back my life song, prove I'm alright song.
I'll be strong
I don't care if nobody else believes because I've still got a lot of fight left in me
A) Believe in yourself
B) Other people don't know you
C) Strength
"The Bundle of Sticks"
Aesop's Fables
"A father had a family of sons who were always quarreling among themselves. He tried in every way to teach them to get along, but still they quarreled. Then one day he called his sons together and showed them a bundle of sticks. He asked each one of them in turn to break the bundle. Each son tried with all his strength, but not one could even bend it. Then the father untied the bundle and separated the sticks. To each of his sons he gave a stick. 'Now try,' he said. And each son broke his stick easily. Then the father said, 'My sons, if you remain united you will be as strong as this bundle of sticks. But if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as you have broken the sticks.'"
Topic:
A) A father is teaching his sons a lesson
B) Some boys are fighting
C) A father needs some broken sticks
What the book says
What I think the theme is...
They could not break the bundled sticks
They could break the separated sticks
If you are united you will be as strong as the bundle of sticks
A) Fighting is wrong
B) United
C) Together we are strong
Topic:
A) A waiter is busy
B) A granny robbed a bank
C) A guy is drinking coffee and people come and go around him
What the text says
What I think the theme is...
The business man can't pay for his coffee, the granny has a bank robber's mask, the homeless man gives money to the business man
A) Don't steal
B) Don't judge people on what they look like
C) Don't order things you can't pay for
What is the topic (what is the story about)?

What is the theme (what is the message or meaning)?

What the text says The theme is...








Bonus!
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