Common Core Aligned. CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW. This detailed collection of resources is designed to help facilitate student understanding of the development of symbols and motifs within Lord of the Flies. Active Listening Exercises and a PPT slide lecture instruct a students with the knowledge of motifs vs. symbols in literature. Students then use the graphic organizer to track the development of motifs and symbols within the novel. Completed organizers (including analysis and quotes from the text) are provided as a teacher resource. Students complete the exercise by using the provided writing templates to complete their own symbol analysis paragraphs. Novel excerpts are provided for student close reading and symbol analysis.
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This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Teacher Instructions
2. Student Handouts
3. Symbol Motif Student Notes
4. Graphic Organizers
5. Analysis prompts
6. PPT Lecture
7. Teacher's graphic organizer resources
8. Paragraph Template
9. Sample Paragraph
10. Novel excerpts for student analysis
Active Listening Exercises
Use the video link and corresponding worksheet to facilitate the active listening exercise
“Symbols and Symbolism expained” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69A6xyXGC-M
After completing the worksheet, facilitate a guided discussion of the students’ findings.
Use the background information from the active listening exercises along side the PPT and student note sheet to facilitate a lecture on the essential terms necessary to understand and analyze symbols within a text..
Use the integrated exercises ande graphic organizers provided to analyze the different symbols within the text. Facilitate discussion connected to students’ responses, and provide personal insights to ensure correct understanding and for clarification
Have students track the symbols within the novel and/or use the provided excerpts from the novel to fill in the graphic organizers.
1. Divide students into groups of 4-6 to discuss their answers. Have each group lead a discussion on each of the different questions
Use the completed worksheets to develop classroom facilitated discussion
Have students use the writing templates and writing exercises to complete symbol analysis paragraphs.