Themes in literature
Figuring out the many themes in a story may not be easy. But it
can be fun if you think like a detective. To discover the themes
in a story ask yourself what did the characters in the story
learn. What did the reader (you) learn or have to think about
"theme is the reason" for the story. It is what the book is trying
to get the reader to think about; "the message".
Maybe the story has a character being brave in some way.
How was this shown in the story. When you think about theme
also think about what clues in the story helped you to figure out
what the theme was.
When figuring out the theme, think about the elements in the
story. How do the elements of the story support the theme?
Characters: think about their traits--- brave, nice, sassy,
stubborn, shy, fearful, spoiled...
as I read, Fly Away Home, by Eve bunting, think about the themes in this story.