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Symbolism in "The Scarlet Ibis" — Lessons, Materials, and Guided Writing Task

Symbolism in "The Scarlet Ibis" — Lessons, Materials, and Guided Writing Task
Product Description
Teach students about symbolism, and assess the depth of their understanding with this highly guided writing task that uses James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis." This 30-plus page product (MS Word and PPT) includes a variety of necessary lesson materials and teacher materials, including:

1. A bare bones research "project" on scarlet ibises;

2. An active reading task centered on setting (important later);

3. A 12-slide PowerPoint lesson on and activity for symbolism;

4. A guided close-reading activity to help students begin making connections between Doodle and the scarlet ibis (teacher materials included);

5. A graphic organizer for that thinking (teacher materials included);

6. Several lesson materials and necessary vocabulary for teaching students how to present text evidence in writing;

7. The writing task (essay) and rubric;

8. A cheat sheet for selecting the best text evidence (for

9. Lesson materials and two examples for teaching students how to funnel an introductory paragraph;

10. A graphic organizer for mapping the text evidence, including its presentation to readers (teacher materials included).
Total Pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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