Theme
THEME
Message
or
Lesson
The theme is NOT the

main idea.
How Do You Find
Theme in a Story?
• To find the theme of a story ask yourselves
some questions :

main character of the st...
Horton Hears a Who
Main Idea:
Horton finds
a tiny world and tries
to save it.

Theme:
Horton find friendship
and loyalty.
Stand tall Molly Lou Melon
Main Idea:
A little girl in a
big world, trying
To fit in.

Theme:
Determination
Love
COMMON THEMES…

FRIENDSHIP

LOYALTY
DETERMINATION

LOVE

PATIENCE
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Theme for Second Graders

  1. 1. Theme
  2. 2. THEME Message or Lesson The theme is NOT the main idea.
  3. 3. How Do You Find Theme in a Story? • To find the theme of a story ask yourselves some questions : main character of the story change during the story? If so, what did • Did the they learn? • What was the main conflict or problem in the book? How was it solved? • Does the title have any meaning?
  4. 4. Horton Hears a Who Main Idea: Horton finds a tiny world and tries to save it. Theme: Horton find friendship and loyalty.
  5. 5. Stand tall Molly Lou Melon Main Idea: A little girl in a big world, trying To fit in. Theme: Determination Love
  6. 6. COMMON THEMES… FRIENDSHIP LOYALTY DETERMINATION LOVE PATIENCE
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