Lesson: War Comes to Willy Freeman - Chapter 10: Figurative Language

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Lesson Objective

1. Analyze chapter 10 for plot, conflict, characterization and inference. 2. Identify and analyze figurative language in the novel.

Lesson Plan

Do Now:

- Students must read the passage and answer the questions below.

-Share out answers and track common themes.


I Do:

- Explain to students that as they read the passage, they are identifying words and phrases that create pictures in their mind by appealing to a specific sense.

- Review the different types of figurative language.

1. Figurative Language

2. Imagery

3. Simile

4. Metaphor

- Explain each definition and examples.  Have students create their own examples and fill them into their blanks.


We Do:

- Now students begin to ACTIVELY READ the chapter 10 while answering questions focused mainly on figurative language.  Make sure to explain that students need to pay careful attention to the language in the text.



- Students to complete questions on chapter 10 for homework.  Remind them to write in complete sentences and have thorough answers.


What went well?

Students enjoy creating examples of figurative language.


What would you change?

Chapter 10 is a long chapter and we were unable to finish it in class.  Next time, I will break down the chapter into two parts, so that we can delve deeper into the material.


What needs explanation?

The literary term that gives them the most trouble and needs the most explanation is figurative language - especially the fact that simile and metaphors are a sub-category.

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