Today, we took some time to review what symbols are and what they aren’t.

**1. Students turned in homework and any New Yorkers.**

**2. Students worked in pairs to come up with symbols. **In about three minutes, students listed as many sentences as they could using this formula: ____________ is NOT a symbol for ______________ but IS a symbol for ____________. For instance: A pillar is NOT a symbol for architecture but IS a symbol for strength. Students need to understand that symbolism involves a figurative relationship between the symbol and its meaning, not a literal one.

**3. Students exchanged symbol sentences and evaluated whether or not their peers understood symbolism. **We took about five minutes for this. Any disputes we discussed as a whole class.

**4. If time, students exchanged what the symbol was in the story they read for homework. **

**HW: 1st period – Read half of the assigned story. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th periods – None.**

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