Reflection: Flexibility Finding Themes - Section 2: Finding Themes


Perhaps it was the film crew. Perhaps it was the topic of themes. Perhaps it was the poem we analyzed. For whatever reason, one student had A LOT to say as we analyzed the poem. Normally, I wouldn't want to hear so much from a single student, instead preferring to call on many students to maintain engagement. However, this one student is normally so quiet that the sudden outpouring of comments proved engaging for the whole class--and spot on during the analysis. So I let the student have a moment of academic glory; it was good for all of us.

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Finding Themes

Unit 2: Finding Themes and Making Inferences in Literature
Lesson 9 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to identify multiple themes in a text and explain how they relate by analyzing poems and literature circle novels.

Big Idea: One theme, two theme, three theme, more--connections we'll explore.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, theme, connection, multiple themes, Text Support, novel
  45 minutes
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