1. Guided Notes: Theme
2. Theme Tree Organizer
3. Practice: Identifying Theme - "The Wooden Bowl"
Analyzing Theme: Learning Targets & Goals
Notes on Theme
Theme Tree - Graphic Organizer Notes
Identyfying a Theme in a Short Story
To find the theme of a story, you must first focus on general topics accessed in the story. Next, ask yourself, what "life lesson"
does the author want me to understand about that topic?
Theme Tree Practice - "The Wooden Bowl"
Theme vs. Topic:
1. What one-word topics were addressed in the short story, "The Wooden Bowl"?
2. What "life lesson" does he author want me to understand about that topic? Your themes should be written as a complete sentence.
3.What evidence from the story supports this theme?
4. Can you think of examples from other stories or your own life that support this theme?