QUILTING THEMES & THREADS
The Theme of a story is the main message you, as the reader, learn about the main character. It is the writer’s thoughts and views s/he wants to share about the world and/or human nature.
FEETSPEAK’S story contains several Themes interwoven with many different Threads, such as family, friendship, Nature, compassion, and perseverance.
How the main character in FEETSPEAK ~ Cinnamon~ faces her challenges throughout the story is its PRIMARY theme:
- What are her actions during a variety of situations?
- How does Cinnamon communicate?
- What specific things are associated with Cinnamon?
- What are some facts about her, such as her physical appearance?
- What do other characters say about Cinnamon?
- How do they react to her?
- Does Cinnamon change in the story? How? Why?
This Activity Unit includes a Vocabulary Study as well as instructions for constructing a Themes and Threads Story Quilt.
- Activity Plan
- Story Quilt Storage Pocket
- 24 Theme/Thread Vocabulary Words & Synonyms Cards
- Theme/Thread Vocabulary Words & Synonyms Answer Sheet
- Story Quilt Square Templates
- Story Quilt Square Diagram
- 22 Story Quilt Square Samples
You will need a variety of Materials to complete this Activity. Some are optional, depending on how you want to construct your Story Quilt.
Here is the main list:
- printing paper
- heavy tape and/or stapler
- scissors (plain or decorative)
- rubber bands or clips
- glue stick
- poster board
I do have a few Ideas and Suggestions for creating this Story Quilt for FEETSPEAK.
Ideas & Suggestions
You can build your Story Quilt in several ways:
- Glue completed paper Squares to a piece of poster board.
- Print Squares on cardstock, hole-punch & use yarn to make the quilt.
- Use paper Squares to glue onto cut-out cardstock squares.
- Choose a Theme with Squares that support it.
- Make a Quilt about one character or one action sequence or setting.
- Select colors/patterns to reflect the mood or idea of the Square.
So, if creating a Story Quilt sounds like fun, you can download this 40-page PDF by clicking on the link below:
IMAGE CREDITS are included in the Activity Unit.
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