Introduction to Figurative Language, Part II

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

Big Idea

Thinking about why writers use figurative language.

Word Roots Warm-Up

10 minutes

Today, we work through five more examples of our word roots in action.  Again it is important that students copy the entire definition of the word so that they can use them to study.

Getting Down to Business

30 minutes

In this lesson, we complete the Cornell-Note Glossary of Figurative Language begun yesterday.

As before, this is a lecture/discussion hybrid in which I want students to copy definitions and examples but also give each type of figurative language a try.

We work our way from onomatopoeia to symbol.  Once the terms are completed, it's time to ramp up the rigor of this activity by adding the finishing touches to our notes.

Did They Get It?

15 minutes

The last slide of the PowerPoint really drives home the point that all of these terms and definitions are getting at: Why would a writer choose to use figurative language?

The summary is the only piece of this assignment I actually read for formative feedback.  It's truly the only part that represents learning and thinking.