Today's class will begin with a journal entry. I will ask students to write a description of our school's lunchroom at lunch time. Their entry must include two elements. One is imagery which should be underlined. The other is one example of figurative language - simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole or allusion. The figurative language should be circled and labeled as to the specific type it represents.
The lesson today is another go at working with figurative language examples.
After 10 minutes of writing, students will share journal entires at their table, and critique - not the writing, but the language. Incorrect examples should be noted, revised and correct examples celebrated. Each table will choose one representative to share on the SMART board. This will start authentic discussion about the language.
Afterward, students will take a new figurative language worksheet from the caddy. This sheet looks just like the figurative language practice from section 2 of the book; however, it includes examples from section three of the book whereas the last one pulled from section one. So, these are current quotes taken from where students are reading.
We will read over the same familiar directions and example answers, and I'll address any questions or concerns. Students will complete the worksheet as homework.
Students will listen to the audio -picking up where we left in the last class - and follow in their books. As they do they will be very involved in the text, actively reading per the instructions on the Reading Circle sheets.
I will allow the class to read until the last five minutes of class time and record their stopping point.
Wrap up time is spent allowing students to "debrief" independently - collecting their post its and/or completing their thoughts on their Reading Circle sheets. We always discuss questions or concerns before class is dismissed.