Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Theme & Plot
CCSS: ELA.RL.7.2 ELA.RL.8.2

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

7

7th Grade

2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

8

8th Grade

2

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.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Understand theme and how it develops throughout a text
Length
9 min
Questions to Consider
How does the story of the Three Little Pigs help students understand that themes can vary?
See how a change to the end of a story alters the theme.
How does writing their own plot based on a given theme deepen understanding?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.7.2, ELA.RL.8.2

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  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Guess the Theme Summary

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Guess the Theme Summary

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Guess the Theme - Theme cut up Sheet

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Guess the Theme - Theme cut up sheet

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Guess the Theme - Teacher Copy

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Guess the Theme - Teacher Copy

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Summer Read - Summary Page

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Summer Read - Summary Page

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Life Lessons - Theme Worksheet

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Theme Description

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Theme Description

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Tough to Teach - Theme Understanding

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Tough to Teach - Theme Understanding

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Summer Read - Theme cut up Sheet

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Summer Read - Theme cut up Sheet

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Tough to Teach Lesson Plan

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Tough to Teach Lesson Plan

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Theme-Power Worksheet

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Theme-Power Worksheet

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Theme-Friendship Worksheet

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers - Theme-Friendship Worksheet

  • Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers Transcript

    Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers program transcript

  • Fairy Tale Themes Worksheet

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Theme & Plot

Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers