Metaphor Teacher Resources
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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 57 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 11 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 216 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 13 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and summarize the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 38 Views 448 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Characters Changing Over Time (Chapter 10: "Las Papas/Potatos")
Engage further in Esperanza Rising with a focus on close reading and metaphor. Class members zero in on the tenth chapter, examining characters and big ideas. Pupils discuss the text in small groups and as a whole class, and participate in a give-one-get-one activity, using their sticky notes to mark pieces of evidence that they want to share.
5th - 7th Language Arts 32 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core designed lesson. Pupils experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use evidence from the text that supports their side during the discussion.
5th - 7th Language Arts 120 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Art of the Metaphor
Show this poetic and captivating video to your class to activate thought about figurative language. The narrator conjures up scenes with her use of metaphor and describes not only what a metaphor is, but what a metaphor can do. She uses examples from day-to-day life as well as literature to demonstrate the art and subtlety of figurative language.
6 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Metaphors open doors to descriptive language for your poets. They read the poem "What is the Sun" and record all the metaphors they find. Then, scholars change one of them to a simile. After answering two more comprehension questions, learners try writing some metaphors of their own using the same poetic structure.
4th - 5th Language Arts 49 Views 278 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 worksheet has four simple metaphors, and the reader must identify which two things are being compared.
6th - 8th Language Arts 62 Views 222 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 37 Views 190 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
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 31 Views 289 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review My Ántonia: Figurative Language
The rich, vivid imagery in Willa Cather's novel, My Ántonia, is both engrossing to read and important to understand in the context of the plot. Young learners work in groups to identify key images, similes, and metaphors in Book One, and present what they have discovered to the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Shopping Spree
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms on their list.
6th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 616 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet uses literary devices to develop themes.
7th - 9th Language Arts 126 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Poet's Toolbox
If you need a lesson for your poetry unit, use two poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Rain in Summer" and "The Slave in the Dismal Swamp") and a resource on Elements of Poetry. The lesson plan guides you through activities on figurative language and poetic structure, and provides worksheets for kids to write their own examples of similes and metaphors.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss examples of simile, metaphor, personification, and symbolism that they have found.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable