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New Review The Call of the Wild: Symbols and Metaphors
Take a close look at a specific passage in The Call of the Wild about the song of the huskies and discuss how this passage is related to metaphor and theme. Stay on the topic of metaphor and symbolism with a brief writing assignment.
7th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry
Students define and identify examples of metaphors. They read and analyze the metaphors used in poetry by Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others. Students create their own metaphors and apply this tool to their own writing projects.
9th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 45 Downloads
Metaphors and Similes
Fifth graders complete a worksheet. In this figurative language instructional activity, 5th graders review the definition of metaphors and provide examples. Students learn about similes and the use of figurative language. Students read a poem and identify the metaphors and similes present.
5th Language Arts 46 Views 184 Downloads
What is a Metaphor?
The use of metaphors really paints a picture in the reader's mind. Get your class using metaphors in their writing by studying them first. This learning exercise has four simple metaphors, and the reader must identify which two things are being compared.
6th - 8th Language Arts 51 Views 211 Downloads
Help your young writers decipher the literal meanings of metaphors. After reading several metaphors, learners write the real meanings that the phrases are describing. Use this resource in a figurative language lesson, or when preparing for a poetry unit.
7th - 8th Language Arts 33 Views 184 Downloads
Springfield Podcasting Project: Descriptive Metaphor Sound Effect Poem
As inspiration for their metaphor-rich poem, pupils list all the sound effects found in the Garage Band program. They choose a sound-driven topic, write a Descriptive Metaphor Poem, edit, record, and post it as a podcast. What a great way to integrate useful technology and basic creative writing skills!
6th Technology & Engineering 5 Views 15 Downloads
Mixing Metaphors with Politics
Young scholars discuss different literary devices and use them to write summaries of New York Times articles dealing with international news. They reflect on the effectiveness and appropriateness of sports metaphors in the political arena.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry
Learners recognize metaphors and similes in the work of Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, and Naomi Shihab Nye. In this figurative language instructional activity, students define and identify examples of metaphors in the poetry of Hughes, Nye, and Atwood.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 48 Downloads
Learners rewrite seven sentences using a metaphor to express the concept presented literally in the originals. One example is provided. What I like here is that the sentences presented fuel thinking about comparisons to support kids' understanding that metaphors communicate and highlight specific qualities.
6th - 9th Language Arts 20 Views 68 Downloads
“Mom said I was a sheepdog…” After reading a brief definition of metaphor, readers are directed to underline all the examples of this type of figurative language found in a short passage about getting a haircut. An answer sheet is included.
6th - 8th Language Arts 59 Views 366 Downloads
Simile And Metaphor
Students engage in a lesson about metaphor and simile while using them in different contexts. They are asked to share some samples that are designed by them to other members of the class. Students practice writing them with the help of the teacher.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 47 Downloads
Revisiting Big Metaphors and Themes: Revising and Beginning to Perform Two-Voice Poems
Now that your class has read all of Esperanza Rising, take the time to tackle big metaphors and themes. Pupils will participate in an activity called Chalk Talk, in which they circulate around the room in small groups and add comments to charts that are labeled with five metaphors in the novel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 36 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Figurative Language Packet
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and provides several activities for kids to practice their skills.
6th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Metaphor & Simile in Song
After studying metaphors in written text, transfer your learners' knowledge to song! Have each learner bring in a song that uses metaphors and/or similes, and play these examples for the class. Can the other learners identify the metaphors/ similes in each song?
7th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 286 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable