A Wizard of Earthsea: Figurative Language

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Examine figurative language through the words of Ursula K. Le Guin in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea. The fifth lesson in a series of ten, the steps listed here ask pupils to go back into the text and find a striking sentence to analyze for figurative language. They then compose a paragraph in the style of Le Guin. Samples of figurative language are provided as are sample topics for the writing portion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • Requires pupils to conduct their own analysis and figure out why they find certain sentences so interesting
  • The writing assignment will be engaging for most students and asks them to use figurative language creatively
Cons

  • One of the quotes taken from the book and rewritten in the lesson has a minor typo and reads if instead of it