Theme sentence frame:
Adapt your theme using this sentence frame (write down the sentence frame first so I can scroll down to the examples):
In TITLE, AUTHOR ______(what the writing/book/novel is about)_______ to reveal the theme that_____(my theme)___.
In “All Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury presents a young boy struggling with feelings of jealousy to establish the theme that the behavior of hurting others through cruelty eventually hurts the cruel person as well.
In “Born Worker,” Gary Soto contrasts the lives of two cousins to reveal the theme that a life of hard work is better than a life of lies.
In Morely Callaghan’s “Luke Baldwin’s Vow,” the main character faces the difficult choice to follow the advice of his exceedingly practical uncle or to follow his own emotions to suggest the theme that the value of something is not always the same as its monetary worth.
Put your theme thesis statement on the Padlet.
Work on Murder Board
Murder Board for Bless Me Ultima
You are a Private Investigator for the New Mexico Criminal Defense Law Firm. You and your team (four or less…you may work alone) have been e-mailed the wanted poster you just saw and instructions to build a viable defense for the wanted man. Your job is to build a mini murder board describing the events and explain why Pedro should be set free or convicted. In order to do this, you will need to track all the murders throughout the novel, why they happened, and how this led to Pedro’s actions. Please see layout samples.
Wanted Poster of Pedro Luna Unable to Upload Due to Size Capacity
Based on your life experience:
Who and what particularly influences the way people grow up?
Based on your reading:
Describe Antonio’s process of growing up:
Do you think Antonio’s development as described in the novel is realistic for a 6- to 9-year-old?
Read chapters 21 and 22
Find 3 more examples of your theme, either in this reading or past reading
You need your PHONE…If you do not have a phone, get a computer.
Open to page 12 in your notebook
Go here and wait for directions:
Close reading of the dreams on pages 119-122 and 172-176. (annotation notes)
In how far do these dreams reflect Antonio’s state of mind? In how far do they foreshadow events? In what way is God represented here? And the Golden Carp?
Know the answers to the above questions
Homework: READ Chapter 19 and 20
You need your notebook:
Page 12 12/9/19 “Topics and Themes”
Topics – what is a topic?
A particular issue or idea that serves as the subject of a writing
- Good vs. Evil
- Coming of age
- Power and corruption
- Courage and heroism
- Individual vs. Society
Watch the following short film and identify some of the topics explored in the film: https://youtu.be/oyjw0ZLyzpE
Defined as the main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly
A theme says something/creates a point of view about a topic
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What did we learn?
How did a character change throughout the story?
What life lessons can be taken away from the story?
Let’s identify the theme in these songs:
Write down topics in your groups, three each.
Send up a rep to write your three topics on the board. Review as a class. Choose the ones you like.
Turn them into a theme. Share some theme sentences.
Identify the theme at least twice in tonight’s reading.
Note what PAGE you find each topic is and how it is being demonstrated in the text (an example/concrete detail)
READ chapters 17-18!!!