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Author's Craft: Understanding Theme in Fiction 1.3

Author's Craft: Understanding Theme in Fiction 1.3

Author: Nichole Carter

At the end of this tutorial students will better understand theme in a work of fiction and how to construct a short written response.

We will discuss theme, and how to write a written response using textual support. Written response set up is based on a 2 pt response for the new Smarter Balance Test for the Common Core.

Standards covered in this playlist:

Author's Craft/ "Author Study- lens:""Plot Line Development" "Explanatory Writing" "Author's Craft"
8.RL.1 (textual support)
8.Rl.2 (theme)
8.RL.3 (Plot line development)
8. RL.4 (word choice/ meaning)
8.RL.5 (compare/contrast text-structure)

8.W.2 (explanatory text)
8.W.6 (publish on internet)
8.W.9 (literary analysis)

*Build the skills that the students need to critically analyze their author

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Source: Created by Nichole Carter @MrsCarterHLA


Theme 1.3

Source: Created by Nichole Carter @MrsCarterHLA