Elements of Literature: Theme

Here's a mini-lesson that uses jokes to model the difference between a story's theme and the writer's reason for writing the story. Class members examine two jokes, one of which contains a central insight about life. Pupils then search for jokes that contain this sort of central idea or theme. It could be used to introduce a longer study of this literary element.

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Grade
10th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Modeling
Year
2003
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