Writing Thematic Statements

Happy Day, Monarchs!

Writing a strong thematic statement is one of the most important skills you will learn in this class. Every English class you take will require you to find and write about themes in novels, stories, and poems, and important assessments such as the PARCC, AP Exams, ACT, and SAT will ask you to write an essay about the theme of the text.

Example of an explicitly stated thematic statement by Albus Dumbledore from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series

Check out the video below to learn more about abstract concepts and how to write a strong thematic statement. You can then use thematic statements as thesis statements or topic sentences in essays, to answer bell-ringer or exit ticket questions, or to write your own level three questions about a text to prepare for a class discussion or Socratic Seminar.

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