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Symbolism Activity For Any Text: Making A Personal Crest

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
5 pages


This can be used as a fun introductory lesson on symbolism or as a beginning of the year activity for students to express who they are and decorate their new classroom. Students could also create crests to represent characters or individuals in a novel, short story, or nonfiction text.

*A crest template
*Directions for completing the crest
*The meanings of selected symbols
*A grading rubric
*Sample symbols to help students brainstorm
*Common Core (CCSS) standards

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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