Finding Themes in Literature

It's no easy task to explain to young readers how to recognize the theme or themes of literary works. Get some help from this colorful presentation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider beginning with the "Theme & Topic Match Up" slide to demonstrate the difference between thematic topics and thematic statements
Classroom Considerations

  • Due to the contradictory nature of some of the material, preview the entire presentation and then decide which slides to use with your classes
Pros

  • The presentation models the difference between topics and themes
Cons

  • The slides are contradictory and the explanations may confuse some class members; therefore, consider using only the final half of the presentation