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Reading Standard 3.4 . Identify and analyze recurring themes across works (e.g., the value of bravery, loyalty, and friendship; the effect of loneliness). Mrs. Lutz 7 th ELA. Learning Objective. I will learn how to identify themes in stories and think about what they mean.

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reading standard 3 4
Reading Standard 3.4
  • Identify and analyze recurring themes across works (e.g., the value of bravery, loyalty, and friendship; the effect of loneliness).
  • Mrs. Lutz 7th ELA
learning objective
Learning Objective
  • I will learn how to identify themes in stories and think about what they mean
activate prior knowledge
Activate Prior Knowledge
  • Main Idea/ Author’s Purpose.
  • We already know how to find the main idea in a story or paragraph. Author’s purpose why was it written to entertain, persuade, call to action, inform
example of main idea purpose
Example of Main Idea/Purpose
  • Example: Christmas is the best time of year. People are singing, eating cookies, visiting family and giving gifts. Main idea :Christmas time is good Author’s Purpose: persuade
definition
Definition
  • Theme is the central idea, concern or purpose for the writing.
  • Example 1 Tortoise and the Hare : Never Give up/ boasting
  • Example 2 Little Red Hen: Hard work pays off/ teamwork

Non Example: That the story is about a race or about making bread.

connection to learning objective
Connection to Learning Objective

Newspapers are organized by “Themes” Sports Section, Business, National and Global

Recognizing themes helps to organize ideas

Learn a moral or lesson from the story

  • On DBA
  • On CST
  • Will need in high school and college
recurring themes in literature
Recurring Themes in Literature
  • Love
  • Good vs. Evil
  • Courage – Doing something even when afraid
  • Prejudice – Judging someone by how they look
  • Humility- Not bragging about oneself
  • Wisdom and Inexperience- With age comes knowledge gained through many life experiences…
skill development identify theme
Skill Development : Identify Theme
  • Read passage look for main characters words and actions.
  • Underline verbs, adjectives
skill development analyze theme
Skill Development: Analyze Theme
  • Think about WHY character does what he does
  • Think about WHY character feels the way he does
guided practice
Guided Practice
  • Read short story: look for context clues
  • Read Stage Fright
  • Read poem: look for main idea (often what is repeated)
  • Read I Am
closure
Closure:
  • 1. What did you learn today?
  • How to identify and analyze themes across works
  • 2. How can you identify theme?
  • Look for main idea
  • 3. How can you analyze a passage?
  • Think about why/how character feels and
  • does what he does.