As students begin to identify symbols when they read, they can also apply the concept of symbolism to their own writing. That is much more challenging, yet this lesson provides some simple yet significant steps to help students start that process.
The activity reminds students what symbolism is, then provides a graphic organizer chart for creating scenes in a narrative. Students are guided to include symbolic references without being too obvious. Helpfully, the skill page gradually reduces the support provided until students are creating their own characters, symbols, and narrative completely by themselves.
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.