Symbolism is not normally TAUGHT until college or college prep courses introduce it, but it really is a natural part of our everyday world. All we need to do, as teachers of grades 5 and up is USE THE WORD SYMBOLISM and illustrate its everyday use for students to become aware of the academic term long before college prep courses! This PPT aims to do just that. Offered are common items, a pop quiz, and then a deeper exploration of one idea: light. Worksheets are set up for small groups to contribute new ideas, adding them to the examples provided. Can be printed as a handout or used as a presentation.