Symbols play an important role in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Examine these symbols with a straightforward worksheet. Given the symbols, pupils fill out a chart by noting down characteristics of the symbols, details about each symbol from the book, and a brief analysis of what each symbol represents.
- Use this chart as preparation for an essay on a symbol in Lord of the Flies; learners can gather details and analysis
- Have pupils work with a partner to scaffold the assignment
- After completing the chart, hold a whole-class discussion and fill out a class version of the chart
- The chart provides plenty of symbols to write about, but not a ton of space for the actual writing; let students know that they should keep their writing small and their sentences on the shorter side
- Includes the most famous symbols from the book (the conch shell, Piggy's glasses, etc.)
- Invites learners to look back into the text for details and examples