Below is a sample lesson that guides students in understanding the development of theme in texts. This lesson requires students not only to understand and analyze theme, but also to explain how literary techniques help support and develop that theme. Furthermore, this lesson introduces students to the major theme of this unit—the American Dream—and also encourages them to consider whether this concept is truly accessible to all. This lesson is the 2nd in a 10 lesson unit on the theme of the American Dream.