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Examine the use of personification. Middle schoolers will discuss the use of personification in the example poems.
Identify Figurative Language
Your class can identify idioms, metaphosr, similes, hyperboles or personification by reading poetry and interpret meaning.
Lord of the Flies: Figurative Language
In this Lord of the Flies worksheet, students write whether given examples are simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole, and tell how they know.
Identify Poetic Devices
In this poetic devices worksheet, learners identify devices being used as alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia, rhyme, idiom, simile, metaphor, hyperbole or personification and explain their choice.
Writing Stories With PERSON-ality
Fourth graders examine the concept of adding figurative language to their narrative writing. They recognize and create personifications for their stories after teacher modeling and sharing of picture books.
Twelfth graders examine personification and alliteration in various reading selections. They read magazine articles, brochures, and advertisements, identify the examples of personification and alliteration, and create a business name using alliteration.
Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi: Mixing Fact and Fiction
Students use interactive materials to study Rudyard Kipling's life and times. They read an illustrated version of his short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Students explore how Kipling effectively uses personification by mixing fact and fiction.
Review of Literary Devices
Sixth graders review literary devices. They use both fiction and nonfiction texts to review metaphor, simile, alliteration, imagery, symbolism and personification. This lesson has a scripted guide for the teacher to follow.
Using Rock to Teach Literary Devices: Jimi Hendrix “The Wind Cries Mary”
Students explore literary elements through music. In this figurative language lesson, students examine imagery and personification in "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix.
The Identification, the Mapping, and the Personification of Countries Involved in World War II
Students create their own map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific. They locate, identify, and speak for one of the countries involved in World War II. Then they classify the country they represent as an Axis Power or as an Allied Power.
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
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.
Mountain Magic: Identifying the Basic Physical Characteristics of Mountains
Learners read about and identify on maps the physical characteristics of mountains. For this mountains lesson plan, students also write about the characteristics using personification.
Figurative Language Academy Awards
Students examine figurative language in writing. Students demonstrate simile, metaphor, and personification in their own writing.
Pictures in Words: Poems of Tennyson and Noyes
Students analyze poems by Tennyson and Noyes. They identify examples of alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, metaphor, and simile. Students create examples of alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, metaphor, and simile.
Figuratively Writing...It's for the Birds!
Learners identify and use literary devices such as personification, idioms, hyperbole, and metaphors. They identify one literary device and illustrate the meaning. They write a letter using correct letter format and incorporates literary devices.
Birds of a Feather, an Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing
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.
Students explore historical events by writing a research paper using personification.
Reading and Writing Poems About Place
Young scholars explore images, metaphor and simile, personification, detail, inference, tone, meaning. They identify words, phrases, sentences they do and don't understand, and ask questions of themselves and others.
Ode to a Nightingale
Young scholars read poems about Tuberculosis by John Keats. Using the poems, they identify similies, metaphors, personification and imagery. In groups, they make connections about the author's outlook on life and how his disease impacted his philosophy.
Searching for Images in Poetry
Students are introduced to the concepts of similes, metaphors and personification. In groups or individually, they read different poems identifying the similes, metaphors and instances of personification in each. They record all answers on a worksheet to end the lesson.