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Students explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. In this creative writing lesson, students complete several phrases using similes, metaphors, and personifications. Students use questioning techniques to check for understanding then read a selected poem. The lesson concludes when the students compose an original poem using figurative language.
Reciting poetry is a great way to build oral language skills and build classroom community. Pupils look at the text elements of poetry and choose a poem to read aloud. They focus on rhythm, fluency, and expression. This is a great way to reinforce the importance of punctuation, reading for meaning, and textual understanding.
Students discover music that was inspired by the spooky and bizarre. In this music of Hector Berlioz and Camille Saint-Saens lesson plan, students identify elements of music and listen to the Symphonie Fantastique and Danse Macabre. Students write a short story based on their interpretation of the music and create a group mural based on their visual interpretation of the music.
Students explore the theme of illusion versus reality in the novel Madame Bovary. In this Madame Bovary lesson, students discuss the death of Emma and whether or not they believe that she was a sympathetic character. Students then brainstorm examples of illusion and reality in the novel and show their findings in a T-Chart.
Students participate in a variety of lessons/activities designed to teach them about Mexico. They discuss the language and the flag of Mexico. Students learn about the celebrations, family values, music and food of Mexico. The final project, a Pinata, ties together different aspects of the unit into a final celebration.