Theme statements: Revolve around a Recurring Idea or Topic, Is universal, Doesn’t begin with “The theme is…”, Isn’t a cliche or moral, Must be in 3rd person.The student effectively supports the theme statement/claim. The student utilizes a lead-in to the quote smoothly. The parenthetical citation is cited correctly in MLA format with the author/writer of the piece and the page number, if applicable. EX: (Smith 75).The student writes at least three sentences analyzing and explaining the reason HOW the information supports the claim. This explanation is focused on specific details and not on summary or generalizations.The student effectively identifies a theme present in the work and how it contributes to the understanding of the piece as a whole.The paragraph follows conventional grammar rules. MLA formatting is followed throughout the document.