Themes of My Father's Dragon

This Storyboard That activity is part of the lesson plans for My Father's Dragon


My Father's Dragon Theme

Example



Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Activity Overview


Several themes are present in the story. Students can pick a theme to explore and should support their choice with specific details or events from the text. One prominent theme is "bravery". To rescue the dragon, Elmer has to be brave, and throughout the story he shows many ways that he acted this way.



Example 1

A fisherman, shaking while talking, tells Elmer that people have tried to explore Wild Island but never returned. Elmer is brave because he did not let this bother him, and he kept on his journey to the dragon.


Example 2

Elmer gets surrounded by seven tigers. He is not scared, instead he uses his quick thinking and gives the tigers 'special' chewing gum. This distracts the tigers so Elmer can escape.



Other themes that can be examined are: cleverness, resourcefulness, and heroism.


Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)



Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that identifies themes in My Father's Dragon. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the theme(s) from My Father's Dragon 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.

2x2 Grid

Template


Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




Rubric

(Modify this basic rubric by clicking the link below. You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)






Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




More Storyboard That Activities for

My Father's Dragon








Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)





Pricing




Help Share Storyboard That!

Looking for More?

Check out the rest of our Lesson Plans!


View All Teacher Resources


Our Posters on ZazzleOur Lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers

Clever Logo Google Classroom Logo Student Privacy Pledge signatory
Start My Free Trial
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Business Resources

All Business ArticlesBusiness Templates

Film Resources

Film ResourcesVideo Marketing

Illustrated Guides

BusinessEducation
Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class   •   Quick Rubric   •   abcBABYart   •   Storyboard That's TpT Store