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Activity Overview


Moon Over Manifest contains a number of symbols - some which Abilene must work out and others that the reader must interpret. Students will enjoy identifying symbols by using a storyboard to depict them and explain their significance. For a quick assignment, have students identify a single symbol and explain what it represents. For a more in-depth activity, ask students to present multiple symbols or motifs with their storyboards. The example storyboard discusses the symbolism behind Gideon’s compass. Other possible symbols and motifs include the following:


Symbols

  • The Wiggle King fishing lure
  • The silver dollar
  • The tiny nesting doll
  • The jump rope Shady gives Abilene
  • Miss Sadie’s leg wound
  • The victory quilt vs. the friendship quilt
  • The Manifest town sign

Motifs

  • Stories
  • Digging and planting
  • Medicine and healing (elixirs and herbs)

  • Moon Over Manifest Symbol Square

    Gideon’s Compass

    Gideon's compass is Abilene's most treasured possession. To her, it represents a sense of home and a connection to her father. Even though it's broken, she imagines that its chain stretches all the way from her pocket to Gideon's. To Gideon, the broken compass represents Ned's death and Gideon's own brokenness. When Ned died, Gideon lost direction in life. He left Manifest and had no real home for the next 19 years.


    Lesson Plan Reference

    Grade Level 6-8

    Difficulty Level 5 (Advanced / Mastery)

    Type of Assignment Individual

    Type of Activity: Themes, Symbols & Motifs

    Common Core Standards
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1] Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/5] Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1] Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/5] Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/1] Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text
    • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/5] Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style


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