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Comparing & Contrasting Themes/Topics

English Language Arts, Grade 4

 
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TOPIC PATTERN OF EVENTS THEME/MORAL The topic is the subject of the story. Examples: heroism growing up the environment being a teenager trickster tale tragedy racism relationships The pattern of events is what happens in the story. Examples: striving towards a goal overcoming obstacles solving a mystery resolving a problem going on a journey flight & pursuit coming of age personal growth The theme of a story is its central idea or message about life. Examples: struggle against nature friendship requires effort crime does not pay love is a worthy pursuit overcoming adversity death is a part of life importance of family sacrifice brings reward COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4355 How do readers use themes, topics and patterns of events to compare and contrast stories?
TOPIC PATTERN OF EVENTS THEME/MORAL TOPIC PATTERN OF EVENTS THEME/MORAL Text 1: _____________________ Text 2: _____________________ COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4355 Can you use themes, topics & patterns of events to compare and contrast stories?
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