We also spent more time discussing the definition of literary theme, the difference between themes and topics, and the qualities that make a quality theme. Students engaged in a HyperDoc activity to move through several theme-based activities at their own pace. Then, we came together, shared our thoughts, and compared our answers in order to come to a common understanding. It's an abstract and challenging concept, but we're getting there!
Finally, we spent Friday morning talking about the exciting project that we will be working on throughout the course of our next unit focusing on the importance of local communities. We can't tell you much about it right now, but it's going to be HUGE! Stay tuned for more information as we dive in and start working!