Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. (Standard #: LAFS.7.RL.1.2)

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Spread Your Wings: Structure & Meaning in Poetry

Explore the structure and meaning of poetry and learn how poems are organized to express and develop themes. Along the way, you will also learn some key terms like diction, imagery, and mood. This interactive tutorial uses two famous poems as examples, one by William Blake and one by Emily Dickinson.

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Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

Grade Level(s): 7

Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

Finding Buried Treasure: Uncovering the Theme

Learn how to read several short stories about pirates and treasure in order to learn how to summarize a story, identify its theme, and tell the difference between the two.

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

Grade Level(s): 7

Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial