Learn How to Find the Theme of a Story

Determining the theme a text can be really challenging for upper grade students because they  don’t know what it is or how to find it.  In this video, Ms. Goldstick teaches students how to determine the theme of a story by asking themselves 3 questions:

  1. What has the character learned?
  2. What does this teach me about life?
  3. What is my evidence?

In the tutorial, Ms. Goldstick references the short film, “Piper.” Please take a moment to watch it before watching the tutorial to better understand her lesson. Click here to see it.

Enjoy and please let us know what you think in the comment section of the video! Click the image to watch the tutorial.

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