This product is a 70 Symbolism Prezi with handout.
Prezi is similar to a PowerPoint in that they are both presentation tools, but that is where their similarities end.
Prezi Presentations are created on a "canvas" rather than on "slides". This helps to encourage focusing on combining text, pictures and video clips. Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted, and zoomed to create an engaging look that really grabs students' attention. Prezi Presentations are also FANTASTIC for hitting many learning styles at once (especially if you include video clips and pictures like I do)
I personally like incorporating Video clips in my Prezis as much as possible (the kids enjoy that as well). I think it is also beneficial for students to see the literary elements we discuss in class brought to life in video clips and in pictures.
If you would like to see an example of a Prezi you can check out my free listing:Learning Styles Prezi
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I discuss what literary symbolism is by using youtube clips to capture the kids attention.
First we discuss how a symbol is something tangible that represents something intangible.
Students are introduced to symbols that are around them in the world and common color symbols.
I then show short clips from movies and commercials and have the students identify the meaning of the symbols within the clips.
Students will then find and analyze three symbols in a short story before transitioning to finding and analyzing symbols on their own in a short film.
There is also a handout for students to complete as they watch the prezi!