Reflection: Exit Tickets How to find the Theme of a Short Story - Section 4: Wrap Up


I included the student example wrap up because it illustrates how the student uses an image of a message in a bottle to remember the core meaning of theme.  The idea behind creating an image is retention and retrieval of the definition.  I'll see if it's effective as we continue with these type of word summaries.  I'd like to hear about what you use to teach vocabulary as well.

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How to find the Theme of a Short Story

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT determine how theme develops over the course of a narrative, shaped by specific details, and how to analyze the central theme by using a teacher designed Identifying Theme activity.

Big Idea: What is the difference between Theme and Subject when analyzing a short story ?

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
  75 minutes
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