Ch 5: Symbolism in Writing Lesson Plans

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If you need to plan lessons about symbolism in writing, check out this convenient online teacher resource chapter. Inside, you'll find simple lesson plan outlines that help you plan engaging literary symbolism lessons at any time.

Symbolism in Writing Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This teacher resource chapter offers you a variety of resources that are designed to simplify your lesson planning process and enhance your instruction. Our mobile-friendly lesson plan outlines cover a variety of topics related to symbolism in writing, such as proverbs, allegories and parables.

The chapter also includes topical lessons that further examine these symbolism concepts. You can easily incorporate these lessons into your writing classes, and we've also included fun class activities that you can use to engage and entertain your students.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: The online format of the chapter enables you to plan your writing lessons at any time and on any device.
  • Additional resources: Offers lesson supplements that you can share with your students to spark class discussions about adages, proverbs and parables.
  • Student engagement: Our engaging class activities help your students have fun while learning about symbolism in writing.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning symbolism lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific symbolism topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literary analysis class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related symbolism lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important symbolism concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant symbolism-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

19 Lessons in Chapter 5: Symbolism in Writing Lesson Plans
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What is Symbolism in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What is Symbolism in Literature? - Definition, Types & Examples

Symbolism is a literary element used in literature to help readers understand a literary work. Learn more about the definition of symbolism and the different types of symbolism used in literature, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Teaching Symbolism

2. Teaching Symbolism

In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for teaching students how to dig deeper into their reading and improve overall comprehension by identifying symbolism.

Symbolism Lesson Plan for Elementary School

3. Symbolism Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Help students understand what symbolism is and how it is used with this lesson plan. Students will read a lesson that uses real text samples to describe symbolism, guiding students before allowing to practice independently.

Symbolism Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

4. Symbolism Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Sometimes when you read a book, you know exactly what the author is saying. Other times, you have to think a little bit deeper to really understand the meaning of the author's words. In this lesson, you will learn about symbolism.

Symbolism Activities & Games

5. Symbolism Activities & Games

Are you covering symbolism in your Language Arts classroom? Read this lesson to find activities and games that you can use to engage your students in learning about symbolism.

Motif in Literature Lesson Plan

6. Motif in Literature Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about motifs in literature. They will learn to identify motifs, as well as how to interject them into their own writing.

Motif in Literature: Definition & Examples

7. Motif in Literature: Definition & Examples

Why does the author keep bringing up the color red, and why is it always raining? In this lesson, we will learn about the literary device of the motif, which is a recurring symbol that conveys a symbolic meaning.

Proverbs Lesson Plan

8. Proverbs Lesson Plan

Proverbs teach valuable lessons. Teach your students about proverbs with a fun and engaging text lesson, assess comprehension with our quiz, and finish with a timed competition. For ongoing instruction, consider our included extensions and related lessons.

Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids

9. Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids

Adages and proverbs are figures of speech often found in literature and conversation. In this lesson you will learn the definition of adages and proverbs, where they come from, and some hints for interpreting them.

Proverb Games & Activities

10. Proverb Games & Activities

While some students may think proverbs are ancient, proverbs can be a valuable learning tool in the classroom. This lesson provides teachers with proverb games and activities for use with students of varying ages and abilities.

Allegory Lesson Plan

11. Allegory Lesson Plan

Do your students know that allegories can tell a story with a message and have a wide variety of formats? If not, use this video-based lesson to guide them through types of allegories and how they're used, then have them apply knowledge with an engaging activity.

Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

12. Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

Learn about allegories and how stories can be used to deliver messages, lessons or even commentaries on big concepts and institutions. Explore how allegories range from straightforward to heavily-veiled and subtle.

Parable Lesson Plan

13. Parable Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses numerous mini-activities, a main activity, as well as an extension and quiz to teach your students about parables and how to construct one.

Parable in Literature: Definition & Examples

14. Parable in Literature: Definition & Examples

Its name might sound like a nightmare from calculus class, but the parable makes learning easy and fun! Discover more about these instructional narratives, along with a few examples, in this lesson on parables.

Parable Activities

15. Parable Activities

Parables, when used appropriately, can be a great classroom resource that can teach students about story structure and form. This lesson provides teachers with parable-based activities for students.

Parable Activities for Kids

16. Parable Activities for Kids

Teaching kids to understand parables can be fun but also challenging. This lesson provides activities that will help kids understand parables, while accessing different learning styles and strengths.

Aphorism Lesson Plan

17. Aphorism Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses an activity, extension, quiz, and discussion questions to help your students learn about the meaning of an aphorism and to create and interpret various aphorisms (including their own).

Aphorism in Literature: Definition & Examples

18. Aphorism in Literature: Definition & Examples

''The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.'' - Eminem. What do Eminem and great writers have in common? They both know how to spit some sweet aphorisms - concise expressions of ideas or principles. In this lesson you'll read some other examples and test your newfound knowledge with a quiz.

Symbolism Lesson Plan

19. Symbolism Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach about the literary term symbolism. Examine symbolism in print, discuss types of symbolism, and have students apply learned content by creating symbolism in their writing.

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