L.6.5

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

 
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Metaphor Poem: “Mother to Son”

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do authors use language to communicate through poetry?

 
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Read for Meaning: The Sound of Summer Running

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Short Stories
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Change: Short Stories
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Uncovering the literal meaning of a story takes skill.

 
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Writing an Expository Essay

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Exposition and Expository Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Exposition and Expository Writing
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As the Embedded Assessment for the unit, students write an Expository Essay around the theme of change.

 
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It's All an Allusion! Not Illusion!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will analyze song lyrics, prose, and poetry for allusion and then create their own examples.

 
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Differentiated Poetry Experience, Day 1

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poetry analysis lesson differentiated by ability using Wordsworth’s “Daffodils.”

 
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Idioms and Multiple Meaning Words

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze songs, prose, and poetry to determine the connotation and denotation of words.

 
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The Poetry of Langston Hughes

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's explore the poetry of Langston Hughes.

 
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Poetry: Scavenger Hunt Day 1

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

See if you can be the first to find the poetic devices hidden in these poems!

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Write in the Style of “Mother to Son”

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Create your own metaphor poem.

 
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Poetic Devices Quiz & Limericks!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time to show what you know about poetic devices. Then, celebrate St. Patrick’s with a limerick or two.

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Poetry Dictionary

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Create a mnemonic device for remembering types of figurative language.

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Poetry: Imagery in “Words”

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poets often use imagery to help readers create pictures of words.

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Poetry: Focus on Rhyme and Inference

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Notice how the past has a way of leaving its mark on the present in this group of poems.

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Exploring Poetry: Write Your Own Nature Poem

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Sue Andrews
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Go on a nature walk, find something inspiring, write a poem!

 
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Personify it!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students bring emotions to life with personification!

 
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Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.

Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).

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