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- Watkinsville, GA
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Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "Anansi and the Pot of Beans." They answer story comprehension questions, and draw a picture to illustrate an answer on the worksheet. Students also write an apology note from Anansi, complete a simile worksheet and write ten original similes, and examine cause and effect.
Students explore the Choctaw Native American tribe. In this cross curriculum literacy and U.S. history lesson, students locate where the Choctaw Indians lived on a United States map. Students listen to When Turtle Grew Feathers and respond to comprehension questions. Students write a revised version of the story, complete common animal similes, and create a related board game.
Eighth graders, after creating a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting animal and plant cells, writing ten similes describing cell types, or drawing a colored diagram of a cell, list cell types as well as describe and label cell parts. They incorporate their do-now books as they study all about cells.
Young scholars write a poem using similes to describe colors without the use of any visual references. They participate in a guided visualization exercise, describe colors without using visual images, read examples of student poems, and write an original color poem using a provided worksheet.
Students are able to define given literary terms, such as metaphor, simile, imagery, personification, symbolism, etc. They are able to identify the use of literary elements in a given text. Students are able to interpret weather conditions from textual clues and recreate setting.
A reading of Complexion by Richard Rodriguez, not only provides class members an opportunity for a discussion of stereotypes within and between cultures, but also serves as an excellent model of richly detailed autobiographical writing. The scripted plan includes discussion questions, journal prompts, and activities. Although the story is an excellent example of Show Not Tell writing, because it brings up sensitive and controversial issues, pre-read the piece before deciding to use it with your class.
Seventh graders investigate the concept of a simile and a metaphor while reading different texts that are approved by the teacher. The teacher defines a simile and metaphor and shows the class examples on the overhead. They write their own sentences with metaphors and similes.
In this desert similes fill-in-the blank learning exercise, students read the definition of a simile at the top of the page. They write 10 similes using desert words that are shown in a box at the top of the page. They draw a picture of one of the similes on the back of the page.
Children study similes, synonyms, and antonyms and identify examples in the book Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. They write short stories about themselves using antonyms, synonyms, and comparisons of themselves to animals. They draw pictures to go along with their stories and read their stories into the tape recorder, where they will be kept in the library where other students can access them during story time.
In this similes and metaphors worksheet, students write a descriptive practice paragraph in which they describe a place, idea, person, event, or concept without telling what the subject of the paragraph is. Students then pair up to try to guess the topic of the paragraph.