Example Worksheet 1 - Abstract Thinking
Updated: 2/26/2019
Example Worksheet 1 - Abstract Thinking
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Themes Symbols Motifs Lesson Plans

Reading Between the Lines: Themes, Symbols, & Motifs

By Rebecca Ray

One of the beautiful things about stories are the underlying lessons, morals, or critiques they contain. Teaching students to identify these hidden messages brings greater depth to their literary experiences. Storyboarding is a great way to teach the concept of themes, symbols, or motifs. It allow the visuals or symbols to tell the stories, making the ideas easy for students to understand and expound upon. With storyboards, students can reflect abstract ideas in a concrete manner, a useful tool for middle school or high school students.

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Storyboard Description

Abstract Thinking themes symbolism motifs examples for teaching - What is a theme?

Storyboard Text

  • Bravery, patriotism, freedom, unity Fifty states and thirteen original colonies
  • List the abstract ideas associated with each item in this box. Think of the feelings and emotions associated with each image.
  • American Flag
  • The concrete meaning of this picture
  • STOP