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2 Origami Level 1 !! Wednesday 9/9 1.Make sure you have four sheets of colored paper on your desk 2.You need something with which to write 3.You need tape, glue, or a stapler P.S. if you have anything late to turn in to the homework slot, then please do it now (before the bell). Examples: Lady or the Tiger packet, short story rough draft, I remember WWC.

3 Foldable Notes 1.You have four strips of paper. 2.Stack them staggering each page about an inch. 3.Fold them so you can see a tab for each paper. You should end up with eight tabs. 4.We will staple them into your class notebook when we are done with notes. Today’s topic and skill: Theme – Reading standard ELACC8RL2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. ELACC8RL1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

4 Cover page: Theme and its definition Under the definition write the bolded sentences. What is KEY is that you know that the THEME is a message or point an author is making about some aspect of life through a story. Sometimes a THEME is referred to as the “moral of the story.” POINTS OF INTEREST about THEME Longer works, like dramas, epics or novels, may have several THEMES, and some of those THEMES will be more developed than others. The subject of a literary work is not the same as the THEME. The subject may be violence, for instance, but the THEME will be the observation or point the author attempts to make about the subject of violence.

5 Tab 2 title: Theme can be stated or implied With a STATED THEME, 1.o the narrator will come right out and say what the THEME of the story is in a sentence or two within the story, 2.o you’ll want to look in the exposition and resolution for generalizations about life stated in a sentence (look for this at the beginning and end of the story – think of it as you would an essay; there you would find the thesis in the introduction and the re- statement of the thesis in the conclusion), 3.o if you’ve found several similar or repeated statements, that's a great clue that you have probably found a STATED THEME, and 4.o if you feel you can readily support your finds using details from the story, that's another indication you are on the right track. With an IMPLIED THEME, 1.o the narrator does not say what the THEME is, so it’s the reader’s job to sift through the plot, characterization, setting, symbols, etc. of a work in order to identify what lesson can be learned through the story, 2. o no single statement of an IMPLIED THEME is necessarily correct, though some statements may be less accurate or correct than others, 3.o you may have to read the story carefully, and then reread it, take notes, and finally make a conclusion based on details from various aspects and parts of the work being studied to figure out what the THEME is, and 4.o if the IMPLIED THEME is well supported, it can be said to be a reasonable statement of THEME

6 Tab 3 title: How do I find a theme in literature? Step #1 Read Finding and writing about the STATED THEME seems as if it might be a lot less work than finding the IMPLIED THEME, doesn’t it. There are a few steps you might take, however, that may help you more easily find IMPLIED THEME and to write about THEME in general… Step #1: Read the story through entirely, and enjoy it for what you get out of it personally. Why? Well, it's less work and more fun then, for one. Also, it is easier to find a THEME when you have clues as to what it might be, so being familiar with the story will help.

7 Tab 4: Step #2 Ask yourself Step #2: Ask yourself the question: "What point or observation about life is the author trying to make through the various details of this work?" Write down several possibilities. If you find that one of your possibilities is very similar to something that was said in the story, then it is a STATED THEME. If the lesson about life is not as obvious, then it is an IMPLIED THEME.

8 Tab 5: Step #3 Step #3: If you have determined that the THEME is an IMPLIED THEME, then you’ll need to review details from various parts of the story to see if the details are more consistent with one of your possibilities than with another. Revise the wording of your top choice so that it accurately reflects what a majority of your potential proof will support. Caution: Authors are going to be bringing to your attention things that may not be obvious. Therefore, it is unlikely that a common saying will be an accurate expression of a theme, so if you find yourself writing something such as, "It is better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all," or "A stitch in time saves nine," then you are probably not being accurate (reasonable enough) in your conclusion. If that is the case, review the content and adjust the theme statement to more accurately reflect what the content will support.

9 Closing: Read Claud McKay’s Poem “If We Must Die” Create a theme for the poem. Highlight evidence for the theme. Extension: Analyze the diction to explain how the theme is supported by the tone.

10 If we must die — let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die — oh, let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe; Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we ’ ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

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