What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism

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“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 included in this richly detailed resource use such diverse tales as James Aggrey’s “The Parable of The Eagle,” James Thurber’s “The Moth and the Star,” and William Faulkner’s “The Bear” to model how to uncover the levels of meaning in symbolic stories.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes a variety of engaging stories
  • Carefully scaffolded so that all readers can achieve the stated objectives
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