A theme is a central idea, subject, or message in a story. Many stories have more than one important theme. For this activity, students will identify and illustrate the themes in Midnight Without a Moon.
Rose, her family, and the black people in her town and all of Mississippi are victims of horrible racism and mistreatment.
Throughout the novel, Rose thinks about the injustice that is all around her.
Although oftentimes they don’t get along, Rose’s family is important to her, and the lack of love from her mother is a constant struggle throughout the story.
Rose shows courage throughout the story. Her Aunt Belle and Monty are courageous enough to join the NAACP and stand up for justice. Levi was courageous when he registered to vote, even though it was a decision that cost him his life.
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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in Midnight Without a Moon. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & MotifsCommon Core Standards