Reflection: Gradual Release What Are Similes and Metaphors? - Section 2: Guided Practice


Gradual Release-First I wanted students to practice looking for the differences between similes and metaphors because they can be confusing. After students have had some time, they will practice creating their own. Later in the unit students will look at some literature to determine the literal meaning of these and other examples of figurative language. Then students will have an opportunity to apply these devices in their own writing. I want to work students’ up to this point by fusing in short moments of repeated activities that move them into the direction of recognizing the devices and applying them in both reading and writing.

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What Are Similes and Metaphors?

Unit 12: Literal and Non-Literal Meanings
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT explain similes and metaphors and how writers use it.

Big Idea: How can figurative language help make reading and writing more interesting?

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