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megan.smallwood

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, what is the main idea of a theme?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Themes are the main message or lesson that an author is trying to convey in a story or poem. The main idea is the overall point the author is trying to make with the story or poem. To find the theme or main idea, look for clues in the characters and plot.
Identifying Themes and Main Ideas
3. Slide
60 seconds
Theme: the main idea that a story conveys about a topic or issue Main Idea: the most important thought or point that the author is trying to communicate Plot: the sequence of events in a story that lead to the resolution of a conflict
Concepts:
4. Poll
60 seconds
What do you think is the main idea behind the theme of friendship?
  • You should always have someone to rely on.
  • Friendship is about understanding each other.
  • Friendship is about having fun together.
  • Friendship is about helping each other.
  • Friendship is about trust.
5. Slide
60 seconds
The theme of a story is the main idea or message the author wants the reader to take away from the story. Many themes are repeated throughout literature, such as ‘good vs. evil’, ‘love conquers all’ and ‘power of friendship’. The theme of a story can be expressed not only in words but also through symbols and imagery.
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6. Open question
300 seconds
What is the theme of the story we read today?
7. Open question
300 seconds
What is the main idea of the story?
8. Open question
300 seconds
How did the theme of the story help you understand the main idea?
9. Open question
300 seconds
What connections can you make between the theme and main idea of the story and your own life?

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