Theme A broad idea, message, moral, universal truth, or lesson expressed in a story
Common Themes Confidence vs. insecurities Overcoming fear Acceptance Teamwork or collaboration The value of time Friendship Life and death Family bonds and loyalty
Ask Yourself… What is the big idea of this story? What do the characters do or say that support that idea? What do these things tell me about life?
The Beginning of Armadillos What is the theme here? What do the characters do that support that theme?
The Three W’s What did we learn today? So what? Why is it important? Now what? How does this fit into what we’ve been learning? Please write a paragraph answering these three questions to turn in to me
Warm-Up What did you learn on Monday that you didn’t know before?
How the Camel got his Hump What is the theme here? What do the characters do that support that theme?
Vocabulary Words Tamarisks- a type of shrub that grows in the desert Palaver- a long unnecessary talk Indaba- a conference Puncnayet- a village council Djinn- a genie
What’s the Theme? Write a quick paragraph describing the theme and three pieces of evidence to support that theme to turn in to me.
Group Time! Figure out the theme of your genre novel and some evidence to support it Discuss with your group the different themes you all have What do these different themes tell you about your genre?
3,2,1, Let’s Go! On a piece of paper write down… Three things you learned today Two things you still have questions about One thing you want me to know Turn it in before you leave