Reflection: Pacing Poetry: Metaphors - Section 2: Term of the Day


I never like teaching similes and metaphors back to back. They’re too similar and kids get them confused all the time! These are the main two types of comparisons that we’ll study in this short unit. Both types compare two objects using a key word. Although one is directly comparing and the other indirectly, students struggle to decipher the differences between the two. If at all possible, I like to put at least a day or two between these two topics to give students time to absorb one before muddying the water with the other!

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  Pacing: Spacing out the Comparisons
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Poetry: Metaphors

Unit 16: Poetry and Figurative Language
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT recognize the term of the day in a short poetry passage and practice using it in a writing activity.

Big Idea: After learning the definition of metaphor, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

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