Name one thing that can be a theme in a book or movie?
A theme is an idea or message throughout a story. Every story has a theme that the author wants to communicate to the reader. Themes can be found by looking for patterns in the story.
Theme: Connecting Ideas in Literature
pattern: A set of repeated elements or ideas in a story. message: The main idea or moral of a story. author: The person who wrote the story.
What is your favorite theme for a school project?
- Space Exploration
- Animal Conservation
- Climate Change
Grimm’s Fairy Tales have some common themes such as good triumphing over evil and fairies granting wishes. The theme of The Wizard of Oz is “there’s no place like home.” In Alice in Wonderland, the theme is the power of imagination.
Draw / write: What are some of the popular themes that appear in books and movies?
Draw / write: How has the theme of a story affected you?
What themes have you seen in stories you have read or seen in films?
How can you apply these themes to your own life?
Draw a pizza with toppings that you would never find on a real pizza, like candy canes and bananas.