We found 745 reviewed resources for symbolism in literature
Identifying Themes in Literature
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
Determine the Meaning of a Symbol in a Text
7 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
We encounter symbols all the time, but can your class identify a symbol in a work of literature? Have them do a close reading of the text, as is demonstrated in the video. The narrator focuses on the symbol of the stockings in Kate...
A Search for Symbolism in The Great Gatsby
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
After reading The Great Gatsby, groups return to the text and note passages where Fitzgerald uses symbols and color imagery in his narrative. They then develop a presentation that explains the context, the implications, and possible...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: Symbols Quiz
6th - 10th
Here are 5 multiple-choice questions based on the symbols in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Through the Looking-Glass. Secondary pupils may take this timed quiz and submit their answers online to be scored.
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma
9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
Reading Literature: 8th Grade ELA Common Core
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Align your curriculum to the rigorous Common Core standards with a collection of reading lessons, activities, worksheets, and projects. From literary themes to annotation skills, the resources fold into any reading curriculum to ensure an analytical and engaging language arts unit. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common Core Standards for 8th grade literature.
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with...
Revolution and Romanticism In America and Europe
7th - 12th
Introduce romanticism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism to your class. The bulk of the PowerPoint is about romanticism and the revolutions throughout America and Europe. The slides focus on the artists and authors who flourished during...
Locating Archetypes in Pop Culture, Literature, and Life
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Archetypes help readers connect literature to the world around them. A lesson plan uses elements of pop culture to teach about archetypal traits of common characters and discuss issues of perception and other literary devices. At the...