Themes in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the themes of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and find textual evidence of those themes. Students will also create their own narrative, focusing on theme.

Lesson Objectives

As a result of this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • identify major themes of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • demonstrate an understanding of theme by writing a narrative with a given theme.


  • Excluding the reading of the book, this lesson should take about an hour, with a writing project that will probably extend into an additional class period.

Curriculum Standards


Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Theme


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