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Stack of books

Response to Literature

Step One: Attack the Prompt

Write an essay in which you present your understanding of the characters and the message of the story. Support your ideas with examples and/or evidence from the text.

 

Attack the Prompt

Step Two: Umbrella Formula

Umbrella

Formula for Theme

Theme Term:

Choices:

Courage

Responsibility

Determination

Individuality

Relationships

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(Is of Can)

Why is the theme important to life in general?

What did we learn about the characters?

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Theme Statement

(Which becomes part of your thesis statement)

 

Sample of Umbrella Formula

Theme Term:

Determination

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(Is of Can)

Why important

Can help people through difficult challenges.

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Theme Statement

Determination can help people through difficult challenges