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Similes and Metaphors

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Billy Spicer

on 23 February 2015

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Transcript of Similes and Metaphors

Teacher View
Task
Process
Introduction
Congratulations! Your article will be featured in the next edition of your town newspaper! With all of those fabulous similes I am sure that by the time the paper gets out you will be as famous the president of the United States!
The Product
Evaluation and Conclusion
Transition
Metaphors
and Similes

This prezi was created to teach 5th graders about similes and metaphors.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
First, go through the SlideShare on similes using your Writer's Notebook to take notes.
Then, try your hand at the matching game of similes- talk it out with your partner, and feel free to take more than one 60-second session to make your choices. Do not move on until you check to make sure you've made 100 %.
Next, listen and watch the provided video and write down all of the similes you find from the lyrics (pause the lyrics so that you can copy them onto your handout). Talk with your partner and discuss what you think two of the similes mean and are comparing. Explain as best as you can in your Writer's Notebook.
Process
To follow the links, click on the
blue
links.

If this does
not work, copy and paste the link onto a new tab.
Once you have completely finished each step- all link requirements and filled in the handout- exit the tab and continue with the prezi.
**Both you and your partner will be responsible for completing your own handout**
Congratulations!

You have just been hired by the local newspaper as their junior journalist of the month! You will be writing a short article for the newspaper, which will then be featured on the front page of the paper!

Your first assignment is to write a short article (no less than 100 words) using silly similes and marvelous metaphors that focus on familiar businesses, people, or landmarks from Lake Zurich (including your school!)

Before you write your article, you must first go through journalist training. This prezi will take you through the training needed to write your article.
You will be working with an assigned partner.
You and your partner will follow links and assignments given in the following process step to learn about similes and metaphors.
Once you have completed all of the assignments in the process step, individually you will each write a short article (no less than 100 words) about familiar places, people, or landmarks around town using no less than 3 similes and 3 metaphors.
Task
Resources
Step One:
Use your Writer's Notebook [back section] to take notes on the following presentation on similes. Think of it and 'stop-and-jot'!

http://www.slideshare.net/jay8/simile-powerpoint
Step Two:

Play the matching game with your partner until you
are able to get all of your
answers correct. Record your favorite simile in your Writer's Notebook.

http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/dragonsville/simile1.htm
Step Three:

Watch and listen to the following video and try to locate as many similes as you can. Write
them in your Writer's Notebook and
discuss with your partner what you think they mean.
Write an explanation for at least 2 of the similes
you find in the song in your Writer's Notebook. Remember, keep the volume of your computer low and feel free to pause the song!
Bonus Round 1!
Before moving on to create your
article, write your own simile and add it to your Writer's Notebook. Be very careful with your comparisons! Your simile must make sense! Share your best simile with Mr. Spicer and you will be cleared to write.
Process:
Prior to this lesson students would have been introduced to figurative language (ie, what figurative language is, some examples (idiom, onomatopoeia)).
This lesson is designed to take two days of class time (1 hour each day). On the first day students work with the prezi and it's websites, learning about similes and metaphors. During the second half of the first day and the entire second day, students should write and revise their articles.
Second, use the link to find the definition of a metaphor. Using your handout you will write down the nouns being compared in the poems.
Then you can play around on the next link and find your favorite metaphor to jot down in your Writer's Notebook.
Follow the next link on your new tab and pick out a book to read (note- some of the books are chapter books so choose wisely!) Find one metaphor from the book and write it the space provide by your hand out.
Step Four:

Read through the definition
and examples of metaphors. At
the bottom of the page click on
"Are you ready to practice?".
Record the metaphor you find
on in your Writer's Notebook.
http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/study-helper/figurative-language#flip
http://knowgramming.com/metaphor_lists.htm
Step Five:
Click around on the link below and jot
down your favorite metaphor in your Writer's Notebook! Summarize the meaning
of your favorite metaphor in your own
words!
Step Six:
Watch the following video read aloud of Owl Moon. Find and write one example of a metaphor from the text in your Writer's Notebook. Please explain what the metaphor you have chosen means in your Writer's Notebook.
Step Seven:
Quiz Time!
Play the following game, Fling a Teacher. Remember to pick the Random Features Option. This will ask you to decide whether a phrase is a Simile or a Metaphor. You may use the notes you have taken in your Writer's Notebook to help you.
http://kmott.wikispaces.com/Fling+the+Teacher+Simile+and+Metaphor
Metaphors
!
Bonus Round 3!
Create your own metaphor and share it with your
partner. Once you and your partner have shown your examples to Mr. Spicer and are cleared, you may move ahead.
Instructions:
Congratulations! You have completed your journalist training and may begin writing your first article! Remember that when you are ready to publish it will be a Kidblog post. You may use the rest of this time to write your articles (No less than 100 words, including 3 similes and 3 metaphors). You will also be given time to work on your article later this week.
Rubric:
Finally play the Fling the Teacher game! (Choose the random features option).
At this time, please make sure the volume on your computer is not too high.
Thank you for being considerate of your fellow classmates' learning opportunities!
1
Article has less than 80 words.
Article uses 1 simile.
Article uses 1 metaphor.
Similes and metaphors are not clear.
Article uses no grammar or punctuation.
2
Article has close to 100 words (within 20 words).
Article uses 2 similes.
Article uses 2 metaphors.
Similes and metaphors are mostly clear (understandable).
Article uses very little grammar and punctuation with many mistakes.
3
Article has at or more than 100 words.
Article includes 3 attempted similes.
Article includes 3 attempted metaphors.
Similes and metaphors are comprehensible.
Article uses grammar and punctuation with several mistakes.
4
Article has more than 100 words.
Article includes 3 similes.
Article includes 3 metaphors.
Similes and metaphors are creative and comprehensible.
Article uses grammar and punctuation with few to little mistakes.
If you have trouble finding a metaphor in Owl Moon, grab a book from your crate or from our classroom library.


Similes
Total Points Possible: 20
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