If you know anything about my teaching style, you know that I love to use movies in my classroom to teach literary elements. Kids get tired of doing the same old assignments for identifying and analyzing these elements so sometimes I have to get creative!
For this assignment students will watch a movie (really any movie will do!) and identify symbols found within.
Find symbols and writing symbolism similes
Create your own symbol
Symbols used as foreshadowing
You could use this anytime in the year, but I especially like to use it before holiday breaks or towards the end of the school year when it's more difficult to wrangle the kids' attention.
More Movie Resources:
Entire movie guide bundle!
More Symbolism Resources:
Complete Symbolism Unit
Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Symbolism Computer Lab Activity
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Symbolism
Symbolic Journey Activity
CSI Literary Symbolism Review Game with Handout
Identifying literary symbolism in music and literature
Identifying Symbolism in Songs with answer key
conflict, symbolism, foreshadowing in Red Riding Hood Movie
Symbolism test with Answer Key
Finding Symbolism in any movie