My Polish Teacher’s Tie Symbolism in the Story Learning Objectives • To explore how the writer uses symbolism to create meaning Solo-Pair-Share • What is Symbolism? • By yourself, write down a definition of symbolism. • Now, compare with your shoulder partner. Add in extra ideas. • Each person should read their definition to the group. Write a group definition. Symbolism in the Story • What is the main symbol in the story? • How do you know? Stefan’s Tie Worksheet • Success Criteria • I will use the Kagan structure Pairs-Compare to complete this task co-operatively. • I will give at least THREE reasons to answer each question. • I will finish the task in the time given. Pairs Compare • Shoulder partners to come up with as many ideas as possible. • Shoulder partners split to work with face partner and share ideas/add more ideas. • Pairs join to form group and round table all possible answers. PEEL Paragraph • What is Stefan’s tie a metaphor for? Success Criteria • Use an integrated quote from the story • Use the word ‘symbol’ or ‘metaphor’ in your explanation Stefan’s tie is a symbol of… The colours are used to… ….conveys the idea that… …is a metaphor for… ….suggests that… …makes us think that… Turn for Thought • Work co-operatively to complete the symbolism grid. • Number yourselves 1 – 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. should read the first quote. should say who said it. should suggest what the quote shows about the character Should add any extra ideas and sum up what’s been said Remember to move roles along 1 each time – so 1 will become 2 for the next quote and so on… Everyone in the group should have a completed grid by the end of this task.