A colleague and I were discussing the difference between concept and theme. Our definitions were different. She views theme as a one word, example change, and the author's message is the sentence or sub-statement from change, 'change is inevitable'. I explain theme as-'change is inevitable' (message gained while reading) and 'change'-concept. What is the CORRECT definition of theme?
The Common Core standard states that students can explain a theme of a story.
- English Language Arts
- Common Core / Planning