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How to Identify Figurative Language
Reinforce understanding of five terms with a single-slide flow chart. Starting with the question, "Is it a comparison between two things?", the flow chart helps users figure out if what they are looking at is an example of simile,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Two Sides to Every Story: Task 1 Day 2
Before they can compare and contrast various perspectives of a single historical event, they need to read and analyze each text. Seventh graders read "It Happened In Montgomery: For Rosa Parks," fill out a graphic organizer, and write a...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Details, Details, Details
Writing can become one-dimensional if authors don't involve all their senses. First, scholars observe a strange object which, ideally, they can touch and even smell. Without using certain words (you can create a list or have the class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Similes and Metaphors: An Interactive Review
Get your pupils' attention with this lesson on similes and metaphors, which features two poems by Tupac Shakur. A SMART board presentation guides them through the lesson, which includes a BrainPop activity (linked). After they have...
7th English Language Arts