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The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression and the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
8th Language Arts 61 Views 114 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Metaphors open doors to descriptive language for your poets. They read the poem "What is the Sun" and record all the metaphors they find. Then, scholars change one of them to a simile. After answering two more comprehension questions, learners try writing some metaphors of their own using the same poetic structure.
4th - 5th Language Arts 49 Views 278 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Poetry is a wonderful way to explore language, express topical understanding, and incite creative thinking. After a trip to the local natural history museum (or zoo), learners write an acrostic or a cinquain poem describing one of their favorite African animals.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Metaphor in Song Lyrics: Class Presentations
The class locates lyrics from familiar songs and decides if the metaphors and similes found were used effectively. They prepare and present a speech based on the lyrics of a song and explain how metaphor and simile were used.
6th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 126 Downloads
Language Types: Figurative Language and Literal Language
Six types of figurative language (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia) are the focus of a PowerPoint that defines and offers color-coded examples of these terms. Consider expanding the presentation by asking viewers to craft examples of each term.
7th - 12th Language Arts 85 Views 216 Downloads
Free Verse Poem
Page one of a two-page resource offers sixth graders a choice of ideas to use as the subject for a free verse poem. The questions included with each prompt gets them started. Page two provides a chance to practice using similes and metaphors by writing and responding to ten short answer and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to figurative language.
5th - 7th Language Arts 26 Views 288 Downloads
Concept Attainment Lesson: Metaphors
Discuss literary devices and the use of critical-thinking skills to analyze and identify elements of poetry. Learners read and analyze the poem "Time" by Valerie Bloom in order to explore different literary devices, such as similes. This is a quick and easy way to help your class better understand these concepts.
6th Language Arts 10 Views 76 Downloads
Determining the Meaning of Figurative Language: Similes
Quick as a wink, your class members will develop an appreciation for figurative language with a short lesson on similes. You’ll be proud as a peacock as they demonstrate their understanding of this literary device.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
In this desert similes fill-in-the blank worksheet, learners 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 50 Downloads
Similes and Metaphors Information
In this similes and metaphors activity, 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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 23 Views 165 Downloads
Using Similes, Synonyms, and Antonyms
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.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
The Great Gatsby: Figurative Language
"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." The figurative language found in the first four chapters of The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in an activity that asks groups to locate and identify images, similes, and metaphors Fitzgerald employs to create the mood of his story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then craft an essay in which they explain how King uses these devices to help him achieve his purpose.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 96 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry: Figurative Language
Introduce your fourth, fifth, or sixth graders to the basic types of figurative language with this presentation. Similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia are defined, and examples are provided for each. What's not included here is a practice opportunity to assess your learners.
4th - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry: Figurative Language
Reading through a range of examples, learners identify types of poems, recording distinguishing details of each. After completeing multiple readings for fluency and comprehension, class members watch a video (linked from the BBC) to further explore poetry.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 14 Views 770 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable