Students identify metaphors and similes in poetry, and use descriptive language when writing a poem contrasting the inside and outside of a piece of fruit.
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An Old Chinese Poem
This is a lesson of two parts. First, learners read a poem and work with partners to deliver an expressive two-voice reading of the poem. Next, they read an essay by Yah Phou Lee, a Chinese citizen sent to school in the United States in...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector,"...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Poetry Beyond Words: Creating Poetry with Linguistically Diverse Students
Models of and directions for how to write 20 different types of poems are featured in an NCTE resource. The introduction to each form highlights the embedded concepts. For example, tongue twisters encourage poets to use alliteration and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Revisiting Big Metaphors and Themes: Revising and Beginning to Perform Two-Voice Poems
Now that your class has read all of Esperanza Rising, take the time to tackle big metaphors and themes. Pupils will participate in an activity called Chalk Talk, in which they circulate around the room in small groups and add comments to...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Paint Inspiring Words
The painting Three Young Girls circa 1620, was believed to be painted after the death of the subjects' mother. Art enthusiasts analyze the image details to determine if they come to the same conclusion. They then use the sensory details...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Poetry of Giving
Learn about philanthropy and poetic conventions with an inclusive lesson about Bill Gates. After learning about Mr. Gates' humanitarian efforts in the world, sixth graders use alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, and refrain in...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed