Students love to read "The Singing Silence"! This assignment was used to help scaffold students to independently analyze literature. SIFT^2 stands for symbolism, imagery, figurative language, tone, and theme.
I have linked Eva-Lis Wuorio's "The Singing Silence" to the assignment. It is also easily found online on other websites. This document also includes an answer key. The answer key includes the answers that my students and I generated together during discussion. You and your students may find an discuss other ideas as well!