A few words can set the tone for the theme and the story of the year. The overall theme concept spawns spin-off phrases. Direct spin-offs: Feature key words pulled directly from the theme statement Conceptual spin-offs: Rely on the concept introduced by the theme rather than on the words. VERBAL DEVELOPMENT OF THEME
Graphics and colors convey feelings Think about the feeling you want to convey with your book and design around that. VISUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THEME
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STEP 2 - PRACTICE In groups, reference Start Right Handout 3.1 – Getting into the Swing of Themes to brainstorm theme ideas for your book. Brainstorm for 20 minutes Select a spokesperson from your group to present your ideas
STEP 3 - USE As a class, select your 10 best ideas for further exploration and development.