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Pupils engage in a instructional activity about personification. They read passages from Charlotte's Web which are connected to the concept of looking for key words to name the character. Students review the definition of personification, and write a composition to conclude the instructional activity.
Students discover dialects and write a fable, modeling Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn." In this interdisciplinary unit on birds, students discuss dialect and personification used in the tale. Students write a fable, using dialect and personification. This lesson has an accompanying math and science component.
Second graders recognize personification in texts. In this personification instructional activity, 2nd graders discuss figurative language and how characters can be given human-like qualities. Students read a story and write down examples they have seen from other texts.
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. Poems can be posted around the room or in hallways. Learners are assessed on their accuracy in finding the literary terms on the checklist.
Improve your young poets' descriptive writing with this lesson on personification. A SMART board and PowerPoint presentation guide your class through the process of identifying human qualities attributed to various non-human objects. A quiz on personification is included, but you will have to link this activity to your own writing assessment or project.
Eighth graders recognize the importance and function of figurative language. Students review the terms metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration and personification. They recognize them in text, use them in their writing and explain their importance for establishing the author's tone, shaping the plot and appealing to the senses.