Welcome to Unit 4! This week, we will be focusing on theme.
Theme: the author’s message–what the author wants to tell his/her readers about people in general. Themes can be supported by many of the story’s components, particularly the characters’ words, actions, and conflicts.
Aside from the readings for the week, we are also viewing a film, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Pay close attention to the universal themes of racial injustice and loss of innocence. Also, take a look at the Week 6 Position Paper assignment instructions Position Paper assignment instructions – Alternative Formats so that you will know what notes to take while viewing this piece.
Don’t forget to complete these activities:
- Read, view, and engage with Readings and Resources.
- Participate in the weekly Discussion Forums.
- Review Theme as a Literary Device.
- Complete the Research essay.
These activities relate to the unit outcomes of reviewing theme as a literary device. Completing the research essay will strengthen your research abilities.
I look forward to reading over your responses to discussion board. Have a great week, and as always let me know if you have any questions.