Reflection: Real World Applications Similes are Like Kittens Glued Together: Analyzing and Writing Similes about Cold Weather - Section 3: Brainstorms are Like Making Lists: Cold-Weather Words


While this lesson focuses on the cold weather, due to the winter of 2014 and the time of the year in which we are addressing it, it can easily be adapted to any season, or situation. The teacher should not feel limited by the diction of this write-up. Connecting it to "The Real-World" makes the concepts relatable to the student, and provides the opportunity for vivid, creative similes.

Additionally, here are Some Thoughts on Cold Brainstorm 1, and making on-the-spot adjustments to provide student motivation and increase their idea bank. 

  Real World Applications: Adaptable Weather
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Similes are Like Kittens Glued Together: Analyzing and Writing Similes about Cold Weather

Unit 10: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of figurative language by crafting similes to describe the cold weather of "The Polar Vortex."

Big Idea: How do you describe wind chills of 30 degrees below and walls of snow outside the school? By comparing it to something relatable, of course!

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