Essay on Themes

Printer Friendly Version
Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Literature
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

In this lesson, you will write an essay on a theme of The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Goals

Students will learn:
To identify themes
To write an essay on themes

Materials Needed

The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Notebook paper
Pens and whiteouts

Procedure

First, you will have the students read The Call of the Wild by Jack London. You can assign this as homework.

After they have read the book by the date you set, you can discuss the different elements in the book.

A theme is the main idea that an author wants to reveal to readers. Students need to decide what the themes are and how the author reveals them in his book.

Then, you will have them write an essay on a theme and provide examples backing up their main point of their essay.

When they have completed their essay, you will have them review it, edit it, and revise it before they submit it to you for grading.

Grading

You can grade the students on the structure of their essay, their grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraph structure.

Navigation
Sponsored Links
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plan Subjects
Similar Lesson Plans
  • The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
    In this lesson, students will choose one of the elements: character, theme, or setting and write an essay. They can read the story and take notes in class and write the essay for homework if you...
  • Guess the Author - Using Pseudonyms
    In this lesson, students will write a descriptive paragraph about themselves without revealing their physical description. They will sign their papers with a pseudonym so that nobody will know...
  • Fact and Opinion Project
    In this lesson, the students will read the newspaper and write down specific information that is fact and information that is an opinion. They need to write information that will help them draw an...
  • Learning About Characters
    In this lesson, students will read the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Then, they will write an essay on one of the characters in the...
  • Comparing Themes and Plots
    In this lesson, the students will read Young Goodman Brown and The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay comparing the themes and the plots in the two stories....