In middle school and beyond, students will need to identify symbols in literature. When students scratch below the surface meaning of a text and start to notice symbolism, they can't get enough! This presentation provides a clear, easy-to-grasp overview of symbolism:
- what is it?
- what clues help readers notice it?
The activity includes four practice slides for identifying symbolism, drawing from sources such as the Snow White fairy tale and the Superman genre. These discussions usually begin to ignite the spark of recognition for your classes.
This file can be helpful for a whole-class lesson or at a literacy center for individuals or small groups.
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell.