Monday, October 15, 2018
Authors write books to teach something to their readers. When readers get ideas about life from the books that they read, they are discovering themes of that book. Theme statements should be about the real world, and they should be an idea that is important in the book.
Fourth graders: we just completed the reading of The Adventures of Pearley Monroe by Marci Seither. We discussed several theme statements in class, and we worked to refine them to reflect our ideas about the book. The task you now have is to create your theme statement and then write about it in this blog. You need to use some text evidence, but most of the ideas should come from you, the writer. Tell the world why the theme you chose is such an important idea. Take the idea from the book, but then get innovative with your own thinking to prove that the theme is an important one.
Open with a strong statement about your theme, build your good thoughts into proof, and be sure to conclude with a convincing closing that will make your reader remember the great thoughts you developed. Let's tell the world of all the outstanding ideas we learned from Marci Seither's incredible book!