Illustrating Themes in "A Bird Came Down the Walk"

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A Bird Came Down the Walk Theme

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Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a storyboard. In this activity, students will identify a theme of “Bird Came Down the Walk” and support it with evidence from the text.


The main theme of the poem is nature. Three examples showing this theme are:

  • The narrator watches a bird in nature; the bird splits a worm in two and eats it.
  • The bird drinks morning dew from the grass and lets a beetle pass by.
  • The narrator compares the bird’s flight to a butterfly’s.


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Create a storyboard that identifies themes in "A Bird Came Down the Walk". Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the theme(s) from "A Bird Came Down the Walk" you wish to include and replace the "Theme 1" text.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this theme.
  4. Write a description of each of the examples.

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