I used this Power Point to review symbolism with my 9th graders before reading "The Scarlet Ibis," but it could be used anytime symbolism needs to be introduced or reviewed. It takes everyday symbols (things like a dozen roses, the color green, etc) and asks kids what these symbols represent. I have them write them down as we go through, and then we ddiscuss the potential meanings of these different symbols. This helps them better understand what symbolism is in the story when we get there. The kids tend to respond well to this, and it seems to help them understand symbolism a little better.