Reflection: Checks for Understanding "Self-Reliance" and Figurative Language Practice, Day Two - Section 3: Figurative Language Practice


Today's practice went much better. Nearly all groups correctly identified the figurative language and the meaning of the quote. Even better, our discussions are leading to a better understanding of tone.

Most groups explained that the word "whips" creates a negative tone. The verb whip, they explained, indicates a violent action, one to be avoided. Emerson's use of the word, then, is supposed to make us think society is violent, very bad.

I was impressed with student work today; we're ready to try an independent practice next lesson.

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"Self-Reliance" and Figurative Language Practice, Day Two

Unit 4: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Lesson 5 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to identify and analyze figurative language by reading and analyzing Emerson's "Self-Reliance."

Big Idea: Metaphor, simile, hyperbole, oh my! Identifying and analyzing figurative language.

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