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Copy of Theme

Explores what themes are, and how we find them in literature
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Chelsea Cummins

on 1 May 2017

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Transcript of Copy of Theme

Theme
What is this text really about?
Examples
Author's Opinion
Abstract noun + Author Opinion =
Abstract Noun
+
Author's Opinion
=
Theme
An abstract nouns is anything you can
think of, but not touch
(Use an abstract noun)
Theme asks us to identify:
Being different is better than conforming.
Use the abstract noun and write
a sentence saying what you think the
author is trying to tell his/her readers
about that idea.
Good will conquer evil.
Conservation is important.
What if I'm having a hard time
figuring out what the text is about?
Look at:
1. What a character learns/discovers
2. Conflict in the story
3. Symbols
difference
society's rules
truth
wealth
relationships
karma
good and evil
truth
friendship
conservation
war
love
Now you!
1. Pick a movie or book or a story.
2. Write down 3 abstract nouns that
describe what it's about.
3. Write a values statement for each--what is the
author saying to us as readers about that idea?
4. Pick your best one and share with the class.

You've picked out a theme.
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