Identifying Themes in Biographies: Lessons on Theme (2 of 2)

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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 4
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Instructional Time: 50 Minute(s)
Keywords: theme, biography, nonfiction, informational text, Anne Frank, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, David Adler, Gwenyth Swain, universal theme
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Unit/Lesson Sequence Worksheet Teaching Idea
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction
Resource Collection: General Collection

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1 Lesson Plan

Identifying Themes Across Cultures: Lessons on Theme (1 of 2)

In this lesson, students will learn to determine the universal theme of a story. They will first identify the problem and solution of a story and use that information to determine the theme or author's message, and from there, they will determine the universal theme. Finally, they will compare and contrast the text with another story with a similar theme. This lesson uses the texts Indian Children's Favorite Stories retold by Rosemarie Somaiah and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories retold by Liana Romulo. This lesson is part one of two in a unit on theme. The other lesson has been attached as a related resource.

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Lesson Plan

Identifying Themes Across Cultures: Lessons on Theme (1 of 2):

In this lesson, students will learn to determine the universal theme of a story. They will first identify the problem and solution of a story and use that information to determine the theme or author's message, and from there, they will determine the universal theme. Finally, they will compare and contrast the text with another story with a similar theme. This lesson uses the texts Indian Children's Favorite Stories retold by Rosemarie Somaiah and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories retold by Liana Romulo. This lesson is part one of two in a unit on theme. The other lesson has been attached as a related resource.

Type: Lesson Plan