Identify Themes in Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa - Theme

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Several themes are present in the book. Students can pick a theme to explore and should support their choice with specific details or events from the text. One prominent theme is friendship. Kate and Cocoa have a very strong bond, and the story shares their adventures together.



Friendship

Example 1

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa are very good friends. Cowgirl Kate shows friendship by taking really good care of Cocoa and feeding him whenever he is hungry.


Example 2

Cocoa shows friendship to Kate by being there for her. He helps her count the cows and sings her a lullaby when she cannot sleep.


Other themes that can be explored are: responsibility, love of animals, and farming.


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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that identifies a theme in Cowgirl Kate. Illustrate examples and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify a theme in the story and write it on the row.
  3. Find three examples of the theme in the text and describe one in each cell.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate characters, scenes, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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