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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.
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.
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.
Young scholars explore Jimi Hendrix's song, "The Wind Cries Mary" to see how lyrics and personification can enhance the meaning of the poem.
Students explore literary elements through music. In this figurative language lesson, students examine imagery and personification in "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix.
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.
Students read about and identify on maps the physical characteristics of mountains. In this mountains lesson plan, students also write about the characteristics using personification.
Students examine figurative language in writing. Students demonstrate simile, metaphor, and personification in their own writing.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Middle schoolers 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.  Middle schoolers write a fable, using dialect and personification. This lesson plan has an accompanying math and science component.
Students explore historical events by writing a research paper using personification.
High schoolers 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.
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.
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.
Students study selected poetry to gain an understanding of influences on values and personal identity. They explore language terms such as personification, imagery metaphors and allusion. After reading a poem and discussing it, students write their own poem.
Students analyze Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman" as a study on figurative language. In this poetry analysis lesson, students analyze the two poems for examples of alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, metaphor, and simile. Students create examples using the devices found in the poems.
High schoolers listen to music and identify alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme and simile. In groups, they study the example lyrics and discuss how the musician or author used each device within their lyrics. Students use pictures, drama and music to create their own presentation demonstrating an assigned poetic device.
Tenth graders use Microsoft Word to create an original short story. The setting must be Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The characters must be animals found at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The story must contain the elements of a short story. The story must also have at least two similes and metaphors and an example of imagery and personification.

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