Theme ppt


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Theme ppt

  1. 1. THEMES <br />Y7 Novel Unit<br />
  2. 2. What is a theme?<br />Themes often come from ideas or aspects explored in a text.<br />For example, friendship is an idea explored in Harry Potter.<br />What ideas are explored in the novel you have been reading? Make a list.<br />
  3. 3. An idea is not a theme<br />It is not as simple as that (it never is!)<br />A theme should be a complete thought, rather that a single word.<br />So… what is the writer saying about friendship in Harry Potter?<br />In order to work this out, you need to explore what the idea of friendship means.<br />Log onto and explore the meaning of the terms and the ideas you have identified in the novel you have been reading.<br />
  4. 4. Exploring meaning<br />What does this tell us about the issue of friendship?<br />
  5. 5. Turning an idea into a theme<br />So what is the writer saying about friendship in Harry Potter?<br />Forming friendships are an important part of growing up and influence the person you grow up to become. <br />
  6. 6. Take your list of ideas featured in the novel.<br />Now turn them into themes. <br /><ul><li>Think about what the author is saying about these ideas.
  7. 7. What are you being told about the ideas?
  8. 8. Share these ideas with a partner.</li></li></ul><li>Picking the key themes<br />As a class decide of 5 key themes shown in the novels.<br />Divide into 5 groups to explore how the themes are presented and developed.<br />
  9. 9. How are themes presented and developed?<br />There are a number of ways themes can be presented and developed in a novel:<br /><ul><li>Through characters
  10. 10. Through plot events
  11. 11. Through the setting
  12. 12. Through the author’s style</li></ul>Can you think of any more?<br />Quickly discuss which characters, events and settings are used to explore the theme you have been allocated.<br />
  13. 13. Analysing the themes<br />On A3 paper create a grid for exploring the themes:o<br />Complete the grid finding examples of how the themes are presented and developed in the novel.thistell us about the characters?<br />
  14. 14. Evaluating the themes<br />After hearing feedback from the groups on their investigation into the different themes, create a rank order of the 5 themes.<br />Now write a short personal response to this question (aim for 2-3 paragraphs with examples from the novel)<br />‘Which theme do you think is the most important in the novel and why?’<br />