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Pupils are introduced to the poetic works of Kechia Williams and the different elements of poetry. They explore figurative language and rhythm. Next, learners read poems from various poets and share with the class one of their favorite poems. A graphic organizer is included for practice organizing the elements of a poem.
Students complete the lesson, "Tout le monde est a table," and calculate in miles and kilometers using the world map scale, the distance each product has traveled. They record the distances on graphs and calcuate how long it took by plane for the product to reach its final destination.
Designed to be implemented in any language classroom, this plan provides a project description, desired outcomes, assessment suggestions, and Internet resources. Each learner compiles photographs and written text to create a book about him or herself. After printing, they have a project to share with classmates and friends! Consider assigning this project at the start of the school year.
Identify and analyze the use of figurative language used in select pieces of writing. These pieces of literature will represent at least two pieces by one writer and at least two pieces by different writers. This lesson plan would be a great way to reinforce citing textual evidence to demonstrate understanding.
Read and identify three types of figurative language. High schoolers read and analyze "My Father's Body" by Christopher Buckley and "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. They identify the elements of figurative and descriptive language and write an original poem or short biography.