L.4.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

 
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Figurative Language with Goldilocks

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Other versions of a popular story are so fun to read aloud. In this case we use a different story to compare versions and explore how an author uses figurative language in their books. Students will begin to practice slowing down for figurative language.

 
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A Metaphor is a Useful Technique

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By creating poems, students understand the differences between metaphors and similes.

 
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Similes Are Like Wonderful Stories

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn what a simile is by creating one using poetry.

 
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Babe the Blue Ox...Exaggeration?

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary Skills
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Vocabulary Skills
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Figuring out the language author's use to help their story are sometimes taken literally by our students. This is an easy story to use to help students practice looking for and understanding exaggerated and figurative language.

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Idioms are Easier than Finding Needles in a Haystack

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students represent idioms visually to help them understand the abstract meaning of idioms.

 
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Cinquains and Similes with a Dash of Metaphors

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Passion For Poetry
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Passion For Poetry
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson teaches students what a cinquain poem is, how to write one, and also focuses on the use of similes and metaphors in poetry. Students will look for similes and metaphors used in poetry and music.

 
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Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

Common Core ELA
 
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