Synectics - creative metaphors technique
Students create new ways of thinking about old things. They may use a modified approach to make unfamiliar material familiar (after teacher provides brief introductory materials, for example).
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Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? Secondary pupils watch a video about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Focusing...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Old Man and the Sea: Concept Analysis
Use a helpful concept analysis guide when planning your unit on Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. The resource covers plot elements, literary themes, and possible issues to address in order to make the work accessible to all of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 18
Class members take a break from their discussion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X to focus on their personal narrative essays. They review what they have learned from their study of Haley's narrative about sequencing and structural...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Creative Writing Workshop
Looking for suggestions on how to organize a creating writing workshop? For topic suggestions appropriate for various grade levels? Check out a resource packet, designed for English language arts instructors, that is packed with ideas...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry
Students examine a series of poems containing metaphors and with each poem, the lesson progresses in difficulty addressing all skill levels. How metaphors are used in literature and what makes it an effective tool is explored in this...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Visual Puns - Paper Mache Sculpture
Explore the pop art movement and create a sculpture in the pop art style based on a visual pun, or play on words. The scholar's work may use humor, allegory, metaphor, or be in the form of a parody. Visual examples are provided, and some...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Image as Metaphor
Learners define metaphor in both art and writing. In this metaphor lesson, students examine a photograph by Dorothea Lange and discuss the metaphor that is displayed in the picture. They write about an object that symbolizes a personal...
6th - 12th English Language Arts