Reflection: Student Ownership Metaphors - Section 3: Creating Metaphors


Our rubrics work effectively because the students and I have spent lots of time going over each expectation at the beginning of the year.  Thus, students know what I expect of them, both behaviorally and academically.  Behaviorally, it is important to use the guidelines and reinforce them so that each team member pulls their weight during this lesson.

Academically, the rubric focuses on the effectiveness students use metaphors to create imagery in the reader's mind.  Student samples reflect influences from pop culture, but they are effective.  One sample of a metaphor is "You are fireworks", derived from a song by artist Katie Perry.  Students will tend to remember what they learned when it is framed in a context of daily life, such as Metaphor in Fireworks Song.

  Student Ownership: Using Rubrics for Behavior and Academics
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Unit 15: Figurative Language
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT recognize and interpret figurative language in context.

Big Idea: How do authors use metaphors as vivid representations to compare two unlike objects with common ground?

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