As we start the novel study, I aim to begin pointing out and questioning students about the various symbols used throughout The Glass Castle.
This assignment is best suited for either the end of the novel or as you are nearing the end. Students may choose from 15 different symbols (see preview) and they are asked to write a 600-750 analysis that traces that symbol through the novel.
Included in this resource is a two page assignment sheet as well as a three page holistic rubric with six levels (Superior, Good, Borderline, Needs Help, Really Needs Help, Failing). These correspond with traditional A-F letter grades, but there is also a blank space beside each heading if you'd like to use your own numeric scale.