Identifying the theme of a piece is crucial to understanding. Using the play Romeo and Juliet as an example, the concept of theme is explored in a video of a classroom lecture.

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Instructional Ideas
  • For classmembers the video could kick off a lesson on identifying themes in literature
  • For professional development, the video could be used as a flipped classroom model to critique
Classroom Considerations
  • Although not a great model, the video certainly provides food for thought; therefore, use it to inspire your own flipped classroom videos
  • The video makes the distinction that a theme is the author's statement about or insight into life
  • Because of the poor quality of the video, the resource would best serve as a model to critique