Reflection: Diverse Entry Points How to find the Theme of a Short Story - Section 1: Activator


 When asked to define Theme, about half of the students either said "the main idea" or "the author's message."  The remainder of the class did not have definition for theme.  I know this element of fiction should have been learned but evidently some students have not retained the information or were not there when it was covered in class.  

  Defining Theme
  Diverse Entry Points: Defining Theme
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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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