How do you find the THEME of a text, movie, poem, or song?


theme-supermanA theme is much more than just a single word,

it’s the idea about people that the author wants you to understand. How a character RESPONDS TO CHALLENGES and CHANGES how he/she responds to a challenge, is often tied to the theme of the book.

Here are some videos to help us understand theme:



  1. Flocabulary’s “Five Things/Elements of a Story” review video. 
  2. FOR TEACHERS= how to teach theme  
  3. FOR TEACHERS= An Engage NY Lesson