Last week 4PA students explored the concept of theme, a concept that is key to our literary analysis and interpretation this year. Theme is the message authors convey in a text.
Students explored that theme can be directly stated by the author or is implied and must be discovered by the reader. Students also discussed that theme is not a single word or topic, such as courage, rather a statement that conveys a larger view of life. Topics, however, are useful in leading readers to discovering the theme.
4PA students read a poem by writer Joseph Bruchac entitled Birdfoot's Grampa. Interested in reading the poem? Click here!
"Take time to treat all living things with kindness, you won't regret it."
"Even the smallest creatures deserve respect. They're important, too!"
"Listen to your elders, they want to help you for your own good."