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  1. September 25, 2014 - theme continued The Dog of Pompeii Homework: Story elements test on Monday, September 29th! Bring a copy of Stargirl tomorrow! Objective I can evaluate topics and related themes in a text. Warm Up: Turn to pg. 324 in your Lit book. Today we will be reading a story called The Dog of Pompeii. Read the section titled What would you risk for someone else? and answer the List it question in your notes.

  2. theme A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader. usually has to be inferred the important truth that the story is really about written in a complete sentence, not just a word http://sonotsimple.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/learning.jpg

  3. What's the difference? theme topic is a sentence that relates to the topic both are important ideas in a story can be stated in one or two words

  4. TEXT ANALYSIS: THEME VS. TOPIC (PG. 325) Topic: Love Theme: Love can help people solve their differences

  5. Clues to theme Characters and actions Title Plot and conflict Setting, images and stylistic elements

  6. Make the following chart in your notes Topic: Friendship What I learn from the... Title: Plot and conflict: Characters and actions: Setting and images: Theme:

  7. Turn in your 
Literature book to pg. 
326 We will listen read together to The Dog of Pompeii Be filling in your chart as you listen to the story. http://www.dogsofpompeii.com/images/dogs_mosaic.jpg

  8. What I learn from the title

  9. What I learn from the plot and conflict

  10. What I learn from the characters and actions

  11. What I learn from the setting and images

  12. theme of The Dog of Pompeii

  13. So now...a little quiz! Take out a clean sheet of paper. Put your name in the upper right hand corner. Title it Dog of Pompeii quiz. Skip the first line and then number 1-10 (don't skip lines between your numbers). Be sure to write your answers in CAPITAL LETTERS! http://www.littlemissrunshine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/shocked-cat-211211.jpg