There is great power in symbols and sometimes survival depends on one's ability to decipher these symbols. This lesson leads students through a lesson investigation, vocabulary development and writing activities.
Students enjoy listening to author's speak about their books. Here, students get to hear the premise behind Golding's creation and the reason why he focused on boys versus girls on the island. If students listen closely, they will hear about the theme that he wanted to impart in the book.
I like the disagree/agree statements for students to answer individually and then discuss as a class. I also like the Survival Webquest. Both activities will get the students reader to talk about and think about the deeper meanings in the text.