Symbolism Flipbook and PowerPoint – The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Total Pages: 35
File Size: 1 MB



Help students analyze symbolism in The Pearl by John Steinbeck with this hands-on activity. This product contains step-by-step instructions for a flipbook project and a demonstration PPT for students. This Teacher’s Guide corresponds to John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, but the concept and rubric can be used for any novel or poem. This also includes two editable versions of a rubric that you can use to make grading easier.

The tabs move from concrete to abstract, helping students progress through the analysis. You can have students label these whatever you want, according to the needs of your project and classroom.

What You Get:
1. A step-by-step PowerPoint showing how to construct the Flipbook (You can edit the requirements for each flap)
2. A full Teacher’s Guide for each flap of the Flipbook for The Pearl by John Steinbeck, including analysis of six major symbols
3. Two editable rubrics (analytic and holistic, prints 2/pg)
4. A brainstorming sheet for students (prints 2/pg)

This product is also a part of The Pearl Unit Bundle! You can also check out my other resources for The Pearl by John Steinbeck here.

A note about edibility:
You will download a .zip file containing a print-and-go version of this product and an editable version in Microsoft PowerPoint. Full terms of use in the resource. Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. 🙂

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The Pearl Study Guide
Literary Quote Analysis Introductory PPT and Practice
Create-Your-Own Reading Guide: The Pearl

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