Theme poem - Pacoima Charter School

Report
CFU
What are we going to do?
What does determine mean?
determine means __________.
Learning Objective: 4L2
Vocabulary
1
determine means find
Universal means common
What are we doing today?
Partner share
Today we will determine the_______________
of poems by reviewing their _____________,
_________, and ____________
APK
Nemo was clown fish who was taken from his
home after he did not listen to his father. What
lesson do you think Nemo learned?
Concept Development
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world
that is created by the poem’s images, sounds, and
symbols
Vocabulary you need to know!
The rhymes and the beats of the poem
CFU
What is theme?
_______
Vocabulary
Concept Development
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world
that is created by the poem’s images, sounds, and
symbols
Non Example: Topic is the main idea or the gist of the poem.
Topics
Theme
CFU
Concept Development
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world
that is created by the poem’s images, sounds, and
symbols
CFU
1 How did I/you determine the
2
theme?
What clues did I use to
determine the theme?
Concept Development
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world
that is created by the poem’s images, sounds, and
symbols
The lesson we learn through imagery,
sound, and symbols of this poem is….
Is this a lesson we can
use anywhere in life?
yes
CFU
1 How did I/you determine the
2
theme?
What clues did I use to
determine the theme?
Skill Development/Guided Practice
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world that is created by the
poem’s images, sounds, and symbols CFU
Steps for determining theme of poetry using imagery, sound and symbols.
1 Read the text
2 Ask, “How do imagery, sound, and symbol shape the meaning of poem
3 Determine the possible lesson or theme
4 Determine if lesson is a life lesson or universal
1 How did I/you determine the
theme?
2 What clues did I use to
determine the theme?
Teacher Model Theme
Dust of Snow
By Robert Frost
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.
Poem had images
of a crow and snow
from a tree falling
A focus on nature
Has rhyme
ABAB
No
symbols
Change of
mood
Nature can change our mood.
What is the theme? What is your evidence?
The theme is ______________ my evidence from the text is __________________________.
Skill Development/Guided Practice
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world that is created by the
poem’s images, sounds, and symbols CFU
Steps for determining theme of poetry using imagery, sound and symbols.
1 Read the text
2 Ask, “How do imagery, sound, and symbol shape the meaning of poem
3 Determine the possible lesson or theme
4 Determine if lesson is a life lesson or universal
They Were My People
by Grace Nichols
1 How did I/you determine the
theme?
2 What clues did I use to
determine the theme?
Teacher Model Theme
They were those who cut cane
to the rhythm of the sunbeat
They were those who carried cane
to the rhythm of the sunbeat
They were those who crushed cane
to the rhythm of the sunbeat
They were women weeding, carrying babies
to the rhythm of the sunbeat
They were my people, working so hard
to the rhythm of the sunbeat - - long ago
to the rhythm of the sunbeat
Women cutting cane
Women carrying and
crushing cane
Women weeding and
carrying babies
Women working hard
in the field in the sun
Has no rhyme
“to the rhythm of
the sun beat is
repeated”
No
symbols
Remembering ancestors who
made a difference in our lives .
What is the theme? What is your evidence?
The theme is ______________ my evidence from the text is __________________________.
Skill Development/Guided Practice
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world that is created by the
poem’s images, sounds, and symbols
CFU
Steps for determining theme of poetry using imagery, sound and symbols.
1 Read the text
2 Ask, “How do imagery, sound, and symbol shape the meaning of poem
3 Determine the possible lesson or theme
4 Determine if lesson is a life lesson or universal
1 How did I/you determine the
theme?
2 What clues did I use to
determine the theme?
Guided Practice
Dreams
By Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
Broken winged bird
Barren/ empty field
with snow
Rhyming
pattern is ABCB
Key words are
dream
Broken winged
bird symbolizes
despair
Barren field
covered with
snow
symbolizes
despair
Never stop dreaming or give up
on your dreams because if you
do it will lead to despair
What is the theme? What is your evidence?
The theme is ______________ my evidence from the text is __________________________.
Skill Development/Guided Practice
Theme of poetry is the lesson about life or the world that is created by the
poem’s images, sounds, and symbols
CFU
Steps for determining theme of poetry using imagery, sound and symbols.
1 Read the text
2 Ask, “How do imagery, sound, and symbol shape the meaning of poem
3 Determine the possible lesson or theme
4 Determine if lesson is a life lesson or universal
4
1 How did I/you determine the
theme?
2 What clues did I use to
determine the theme?
Guided Practice
What is the theme? What is your evidence?
The theme is ______________ my evidence from the text is __________________________.
Relevance
Theme is the general idea or insight about life that a
writer wishes to express
1 Determining theme will help you connect with the story, drama, or
poem you are reading and better understand the author’s purpose
CFU
Does anyone else have another
reason why it is relevant to
determine themes? (PairShare) Why is it relevant to
determine themes? You may
give one of my reasons or one
of your own. Which reason is
more relevant to you? Why?
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CCSS 4th Grade Reading Informational Text 5.3
Describe the cause-and-effect structure of text.
Lesson to be used by EDI-trained teachers only.
Skill Closure
Theme is the general idea or insight about life that a writer
wishes to express
Steps for determining theme of poetry using imagery, sound and symbols.
1 Read the text
2 Ask, “How do imagery, sound, and symbol shape the meaning of poem
3 Determine the possible lesson or theme
4 Determine if lesson is a life lesson or universal
Humanity
by Elma Stuckey
If I am blind and need someone
To keep me safe from harm,
It matters not the race to me
Of the one who takes my arm.
If I am saved from drowning
As I grasp and grope,
I will not stop to see the face
Of the one who throws the rope.
Or if out on some battlefield
I’m falling faint and weak,
The one who gently lifts me up
May any language speak.
We sip the water clear and cool,
No matter the hand that gives it.
A life that’s lived worthwhile and fine,
What matters the one who lives it?
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Word Bank
theme
determine
CCSS 4th Grade Reading Informational Text 5.3
Describe the cause-and-effect structure of text.
Lesson to be used by EDI-trained teachers only.

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