Theme Worksheet

Spark a discussion or help guide your class toward more concrete theme statements with a quick exercise. Class members circle three themes from the list of twenty common themes provided here. They can then compare with a classmate or take the one-word themes and develop them further. For example, an individual might circle Courage and develop it into The power of courage in everyday life.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Could be used with almost any literary text
Cons

  • Really basic exercise that requires additional instruction about theme
Common Core