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Theme Development Analysis Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan is designed to help teachers teach their students about theme development. Students will learn how to use information about the characters, plot, and setting in a story to determine the theme.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson about analyzing theme development, students will be able to:

  • Use content-specific language when describing how to determine the theme of a story.
  • Apply what they learn about theme development to determine the theme of a story.
  • Develop a unique story based on a pre-determined theme.

Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.2

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.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Vocabulary

  • Characters
  • Conflict
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Theme

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