Introduction to Figurative Language, Part I

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SWBAT demonstrate understanding of figurative language by creating a figurative language glossary.

Big Idea

Create your own reference of figurative language examples!

Word Roots Warm Up

10 minutes

Today, we will add to our list of Greek and Latin roots.  Students will continue to keep these notes in their binders until we have taken a short formative quiz on Day 5.

Getting Down to Business

45 minutes

In today's lesson, students will create their own glossary of literary terms.  This activity is a hybrid of lecturing, note-taking, and conversation, which is how I like to work my lecture sessions.

When students create their Cornell Notes today, I have them change the left-hand column from "Questions" to "Figurative Language Term."  This makes their notes neater and easier to use to look up information.  You will also note that the terms on the PowerPoint are in alphabetical order for ease of use as well.

Almost like clockwork, I reach the "Imagery" slide at the end of the first session.  It takes us two days to get through this information because there are a lot of figurative language examples for students to copy and some to try.  I like to have students share and explain their examples whenever possible.  Even when they miss the mark on an example, there is a learning opportunity to experience with the class.