Finding the Theme!


5.R.2L Determine a theory of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

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In this lesson, the student will determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem and summarize the text. The theme is the central idea of the text and it teaches a lesson on how human beings act, think, or feel. The theme is usually subtle but can be discovered through inference, among the details.

During the lesson, the student will be able to:

  • recognize a theme;
  • determine the theme of the text, using key details to support thinking;
  • discover the moral lesson or theme, through inference;
  • write a summary using details from the text.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


20 items in example section

40 items in exercise practice

30 items in test

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