Reflection: Checks for Understanding Analyzing Figurative Language in the Story - Section 2: Figurative Language - The Trees and the Night - Guided Practice


     Now that my students were clued into finding similes, it was easier for them to recognize another simile this time.  The students answered at a deeper level this time.  When I asked them how the simile helped them to visualize, one student said that their dreams were very quiet, so the night would be quiet like that as well.   I like to make connections for my students so they can see how different subject areas are related.  We have been learning about figurative language in our poetry unit in language arts, but that doesn't mean that is the only place they'll ever see a simile.  I was very purposeful to teach both our poetry unit and Owl Moon unit together so they could make those connections.  Once those connections are made, I really think students understand at a deeper level.

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Analyzing Figurative Language in the Story

Unit 21: A First Grade Reading Comprehension Unit on "Owl Moon"
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT retell the story, describing the characters, setting, and major events, using key details.

Big Idea: Today we are going to be analyzing the figurative language in the story–determining what literary devices the author used to help the reader visualize.

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English / Language Arts, cause / effect context clue, Reading Comprehension, figurative language, relationship, storytelling
  50 minutes
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