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					Signs deals with four key themes. At the end of the film, you will be writing a paper
about an idea stemming from one of them. Keep notes of examples of characters or
events relating to the headings listed—add additional sub-headings or related topics as
you see further evidence in the story.


Fathers

            protect

            love

            help

            listen

Family

            live/laugh/love

            stick together

            understand

            don’t show favoritism

Fear

            fear of the unknown

            how do people deal with fear

                 o talk about it

                 o fight/flight

Faith

            loss of faith

            faith reclaimed

            believing in what one can’t see

            “someone is looking out for us”
Signs deals with four key themes. At the end of the film, you will be writing a paper
about an idea stemming from one of them. Keep notes of examples of characters or
events relating to the headings listed—add additional sub-headings or related topics as
you see further evidence in the story.


TOPIC: _____________________________                SEQUENCE: ________________

                                                    POV: 3                 TENSE: past

order                      detail                                transition word

____ _____________________________________                   _____________________

____ _____________________________________                   _____________________

____ _____________________________________                   _____________________

____ _____________________________________                   _____________________

____ _____________________________________                   _____________________



STEP-BY-STEP PLANNING

   1. Fill in your topic. (remember to write a topic sentence about
        this…General, Clueing, or Specific)
   2. Fill in the details that you will use to support/explain your topic
   3. Fill in the sequence type that will most logically order the type of
        details that you have
   4. Fill in the order that you plan to discuss your details
   5. Choose transition words with which to start each Lead-in Detail
        Sentence from the proper section of the transitions chart
   6. Write your paragraph following your plan. Add follow-up detail
        sentences before moving on to the next detail on your list anytime
        your lead-in sentence does not fully explain the current detail.
Signs deals with four key themes. At the end of the film, you will be writing a paper
about an idea stemming from one of them. Keep notes of examples of characters or
events relating to the headings listed—add additional sub-headings or related topics as
you see further evidence in the story.

				
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