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Pupils read poems, read phrases, and create a poster for what math is and relate it back to literature. They also discuss the impact math has had on literature.
Students examine the impact of sound devices in poetry. In this poetry lesson, students read the listed poems and identify uses of hyperbole, simile, metaphor, imagery, and personification. Students discuss how sound devices enhance poetry.
Creative writing and journal writing are the focus in the language arts lesson presented here. Learners review a variety of types of writing. They look at simile, metaphor, personification, and alliteration. Everyone goes to a comfortable spot in the room and begins to write in their journals. They are instructed to write about exactly where they are, what they see, what sounds they hear, and how they are feeling. Future writing sessions take place outside and also include elements of creative writing by pretending they are in a cocoon.
Eleventh graders describe and analyze the effects of poetry on readers. They participate in an Internet scavenger hunt, an exercise involving interpretation of poetry through visual art, and an opportunity for students to create their own pictures in words.
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.
Eighth graders read the novel, "Out of the Dust," and create a free-verse poem about a treasure of their own. They use the attached checklist to evaluate their own poem.
Students discover how to engage all their senses and powers of observation to effectively communicate and idea or emotion. Using Inspiration Software, they create a vocabulary web and practice using descriptive language to clarify and enhance ideas.
In this figurative language worksheet, students write simile or metaphor next to phrases, then make up figurative expressions for given phrases.
Students investigate different environments by creating a poem. In this prairie environment lesson, students research information about Kansas' natural resources and complete a worksheet about prairies.  Students practice using poetic descriptions such as similes to describe prairies.
Learners create a reader response essay as they react to the I Have A Dream speech made by Martin Luther King. In this Martin Luther King lesson plan, students read the speech, fill out a Civil Rights movement sheet, have discussions, complete a word sort, and more.
Young scholars write a poem about the Kansas prairie. In this prairie lesson plan, students research a prairie biome. They write a poem using similes and adjectives to describe and compare the prairie. 
“Mom said I was a sheepdog…” After reading a brief definition of metaphor, readers are directed to underline all the examples of this type of figurative language found in a short passage about getting a haircut. An answer sheet is included.
Students have an opportunity to read and appreciate selected poetry of the African-American poet, Langston Hughes.
Ninth graders listen to an oral reading of "I Am Offering this Poem" by Jimmy Santiago Baca. Then, they discuss where similes, metaphors, personification, and symbolism were used within the poem and what purpose those served. They create a 50-75 wor
Seventh graders read the novel, The Light in the Forest. They work in groups to research and create artifacts for a Native American Living Museum. They complete a Powerpoint presentation of their virtual museum to classmates.
Fourth graders discover the use of figurative language in poetry and prose and compare poetic phrasing with narrative and descriptive examples. They identify different patterns of rhyme and verse and write poetry based on the structure and styles of poems read.
Why do we use figurative language in poetry? Help your middle schoolers comprehend the use of figurative language in poetry and prose. They compare poetic phrases with narrative or descriptive examples. Learners identify clues which suggest poems are older. They identify different patterns of rhyme and verse in poetry.
In this figurative language worksheet, students identify the type of figurative language that is being used in 4 excerpts from Brave New World as metaphor, simile, imagery, or personification. Students then identify the effect of the language on the reader.
Readers analyze figurative language in William Golding's Lord of the Flies with four text examples from chapter one. They identify each example as a simile, metaphor, or example of personification, and analyze the comparison that was made. Resource includes definitions of each figure of speech.
Young scholars explore the writing traits of word choice and idea development. In this 6 traits of writing lesson plan, students listen to and discuss the writing style of A Quiet Place by Douglas Woods. Young scholars then use similes and metaphors to craft a poem.

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