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Rubric for Theme to 1984

Themes cover the entire book. It’s the message. Authors develop theme through their characters, the characters’ actions, what happens as a result, and even word choice and writing style help make a theme. What was the theme for this book? This rubric shows how you can evaluate your work on describing the theme.

Theme is missing or barely started.The theme is unclear for another reader, or may misinterpret the message within this book.The theme may cover one or two events, but not the whole book. Or, it could need more description so someone else can understand it.The theme addresses events and characters from the entire book. Bonus points if you cite the events that support your theme!

Review your work and give yourself a score. Explain why you gave your work this score.

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