Let’s Try It!!!
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on
the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took...
But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down
the hill once more.
Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about h...
What is theme?
 It is a central idea or meaning of the story.
 It is a lesson, moral, or comment on life

that an author...
Common Themes
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Patience is a virtue
Giving is better than receiving
What is good for one person might not be
g...
How do you know what the
theme of a story is?
The reader must consider the actions,
thoughts, and words of characters in t...
What word would you choose to sum up the lesson
the boy learned?
 A.

love
 B. family
 C. fortune
 D. deception
 D. d...
In Your Group:
 Try to create a sentence that fits the

theme of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”
Theme

Nobody believes a
liar...even when he
is telling the truth!
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  1. 1. Let’s Try It!!! The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  2. 2. There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!" The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces. "Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill. Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away. When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"
  3. 3. But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more. Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!" But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come. At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping. "There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?" An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village. "We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said.
  4. 4. What is theme?  It is a central idea or meaning of the story.  It is a lesson, moral, or comment on life that an author wants the reader to understand  A written work may have a single theme or several themes.
  5. 5. Common Themes       Patience is a virtue Giving is better than receiving What is good for one person might not be good for another Family and friends are worth more than gold People succeed when they work together You should treat others as you would like to be treated
  6. 6. How do you know what the theme of a story is? The reader must consider the actions, thoughts, and words of characters in the story  Think about how what goes on in the story applies to life in general. Ask yourself, “What lesson should I take from this passage?”  What a character learns or accomplishes also points to a theme. 
  7. 7. What word would you choose to sum up the lesson the boy learned?  A. love  B. family  C. fortune  D. deception  D. deception
  8. 8. In Your Group:  Try to create a sentence that fits the theme of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”
  9. 9. Theme Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!
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