Use Symbolism to Interpret an Author's Meaning
This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on using symbolism to interpret an author's meaning. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students are given the symbol used in a text and then asked to read the text three times to determine the meaning of the symbol. They are asked to identify reasons in the text to support their interpretation of the symbol and asked to explain how and why the symbol is used. In addition to the lesson, there are five pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.