In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, symbols dominate the novel. From Piggy's specs, to the conch, to the dazzle paint Jack smears across his face, they all play a role in the boys' descent into savagery.
While reading The Lord of the Flies in my own classroom, I have my students split into tribes. Within those tribes is where the majority of the group work is done. After thoroughly tracking the symbols in the novel, my students used these task cards as a way to study. The task cards include an image for each symbol and are accompanied by leading questions to guide them towards a thorough analysis.