Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Metaphor- "Life Ain't No Crystal Stair" - Section 3: Share Out


Sometimes we think life should always be easy and beautiful, like a crystal stair- but in reality it sometimes feels like climbing a staircase that has tacks and splinters, and its dark and bare, but you must keep climbing!

To foster this contrast I will show two pictures of a beautiful staircase and one not so great to cement the understanding.  Then, in the future I can use this metaphor when students think something is too hard, and they want to give up...  I'll say "Life aint no crystal stair- so don't turn back and don't sit down.

They will know what I mean and they will understand that life is hard for everyone at certain times, but you must keep going.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Visualizing using contrasting images
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Metaphor- "Life Ain't No Crystal Stair"

Unit 10: Oh Me! Oh Life! Reading Poetry
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT infer poets message in a poem by underlining important words, creating synonyms, and drawing pictures help visualize meaning.

Big Idea: Staircase of strategies to realize the message.

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