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Activity Overview


A theme is a central idea, subject, or message in a story. Many stories have more than one important theme, and it helps inform the story. For this activity, students will identify and illustrate the themes in Calico Girl. Teachers may want the students to identify and illustrate 3 themes, one for each cell, or identify one theme, and show three examples of it, one example per cell.


Examples of Themes in Calico Girl

Education

Callie is a very smart girl, and education is important to her and her family.

Freedom

Callie wonders what it feels like to be truly free. She loses Joseph to the slave trade, and she is somewhat thankful that Little Charlie will never have to know what it’s like to be enslaved.

Family

Callie’s family is very close. Even though Joseph isn’t her brother by blood, he was a brother to her.

Courage

Hampton saves a drowning soldier even though he knows it is a huge risk.



Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in Calico Girl. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the themes from Calico Girl you wish to include and write them in the headings.
  3. Create an image for an example that represents this theme using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short description of each of the examples.
  5. Save and submit storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & Motifs

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/2] Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/2] Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

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