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Many people make the mistake of thinking that the main idea of story is

Many people make the mistake of thinking that the main idea of story is the same as theme. © Presto Plans

Think about the last movie you watched. Turn to your partner and tell them

Think about the last movie you watched. Turn to your partner and tell them what it was about in one or two sentences. © Presto Plans

You have just described the main idea of the movie! The main idea focuses

You have just described the main idea of the movie! The main idea focuses mostly on WHO and WHAT. © Presto Plans

Click the image below to watch a video! What do you think is the

Click the image below to watch a video! What do you think is the main idea? https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=20 DF 6 U 1 Hc. GQ © Presto Plans

The main idea of this movie could be: A step-daughter is turned into a

The main idea of this movie could be: A step-daughter is turned into a princess by her Fairy God-Mother and meets her prince. © Presto Plans

Watch the following movie trailer What do you think is the main idea? ©

Watch the following movie trailer What do you think is the main idea? © Presto Plans

The main idea of this movie could be: A man begins to learn that

The main idea of this movie could be: A man begins to learn that his entire life has been televised without his knowledge. © Presto Plans

Read the following paragraph and write down what you think is the main idea:

Read the following paragraph and write down what you think is the main idea: The beach is the best place to be in the summer. You can spend your days on the powdered sand enjoying the warm breeze. The coastline seems to go on forever, and you can walk along the edge with your toes in the water. Children play in the surf and jump over the shallow waves. The beach is a fun place for all ages. © Presto Plans

The main idea of this paragraph is… The beach is the best place to

The main idea of this paragraph is… The beach is the best place to be in the summer. © Presto Plans

Again, think of the last movie you watched. Turn to your partner and tell

Again, think of the last movie you watched. Turn to your partner and tell them what you think the message or lesson was in that movie. What did the director or writer want you to think about? © Presto Plans

You have just described theme of the movie! The theme focuses mostly on the

You have just described theme of the movie! The theme focuses mostly on the deeper meaning, message, or purpose of the story. Usually theme is a statement that people can apply to their own lives in some way. © Presto Plans

Think about the two trailers you watched. What could be a theme of those

Think about the two trailers you watched. What could be a theme of those movies? Cinderella The Truman Show The importance of: - Kindness - Perseverance - Never losing hope - The power of the media - The dangers of too much technology © Presto Plans

Read the following paragraph and write down what you think is theme: Edward was

Read the following paragraph and write down what you think is theme: Edward was used to being left out at school. After all, He had been a social outcast since grade 1. This year, he was happy to have finally made one friend. That is why it was so hurtful when he overheard John making fun of him behind his back. The sadness overwhelmed him, and he felt like he was back where he started. Edward wondered if he would ever be happy. © Presto Plans

The main themes of this paragraph could be: - The power of isolation -

The main themes of this paragraph could be: - The power of isolation - The hurtfulness of betrayal - The importance of friendship © Presto Plans

Remember: While the main idea is the central event that the writer communicates, theme

Remember: While the main idea is the central event that the writer communicates, theme is the central message the writer is making about human nature or life. © Presto Plans

Complete the Main Idea vs. Theme practice assignment © Presto Plans

Complete the Main Idea vs. Theme practice assignment © Presto Plans

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