Reflection: Student Ownership Metaphors - Section 3: Creating Metaphors


Our rubrics work effectively because the students and I have spent lots of time going over each expectation at the beginning of the year.  Thus, students know what I expect of them, both behaviorally and academically.  Behaviorally, it is important to use the guidelines and reinforce them so that each team member pulls their weight during this lesson.

Academically, the rubric focuses on the effectiveness students use metaphors to create imagery in the reader's mind.  Student samples reflect influences from pop culture, but they are effective.  One sample of a metaphor is "You are fireworks", derived from a song by artist Katie Perry.  Students will tend to remember what they learned when it is framed in a context of daily life, such as Metaphor in Fireworks Song.

  Student Ownership: Using Rubrics for Behavior and Academics
Loading resource...


Unit 15: Figurative Language
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT recognize and interpret figurative language in context.

Big Idea: How do authors use metaphors as vivid representations to compare two unlike objects with common ground?

  Print Lesson
Add this lesson to your favorites
  75 minutes
screen shot 2014 03 29 at 2 22 29 am
Similar Lessons
Predict the Ending - It Goes Around and Around!
2nd Grade ELA » Let's Practice Predicting
Big Idea: Some stories are cyclical - the ideas go around and around! That makes it easy to predict the ending!
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
Andrea Praught
Smart by Shel Silverstein: A Study in Point of View!
2nd Grade ELA » "RICH" Literature and Information About Money!
Big Idea: Shel Silverstein captured the “less is more” oxymoron in his poem “Smart.” Students capture the difference in point of view.
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
Miki Frace
What Is The Difference Between Bodies of Water
2nd Grade Science » Understanding Our Earth
Big Idea: Fresh water on earth can be found in a variety of different formats. Drinking water comes from some of these sources.
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
Beth McKenna
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload