Figurative Language Lesson Plans

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Kindergarten:
Onomatopoeia - Art Meets Language!Introducing "onomatopoeias" and showing different pieces of art that demonstrate onomatopoeias at work! Helping the kids design and create their own onomatopoeia art work using markers/crayons/colored pencils(Under 3 ratings)
2nd Grade:
Anansi and the Talking Melon: Understanding SimilesStudents will understand what a simile is. Students will be able to recognize similes in literature. Students will be able to create their own simile.(Under 3 ratings)
Figurative LanguageIdentify and describe figurative language and its meaning.(Under 3 ratings)
3rd Grade:
Library Dragon Game Pt. 2I can figure out what an author really means by the words and phrases that are written. RL.3.4(Under 3 ratings)
SEABISCUIT "APRIL RAIN SONG"Students will identify personification. Students will identify the main idea of an play. Students will identify how historical setting contributes to a play. Students will identify the meaning and purpose of idioms.(Under 3 ratings)
4th Grade:
Figurative LanguageAfter reading pieces of a novel, students will correctly identify different examples of figurative language, and then determine the author's true meaning behind each.(Under 3 ratings)
The Library Dragon's Fiery Language Pt.1I can understand the difference between literal and nonliteral language. RL 3.4(Under 3 ratings)
Week of December 16, 2013 IdiomsRecognize and explain the meaning of common idioms(Under 3 ratings)
Week of December 9, 2013 Introduction to Literary ElementsStudents will Be able to explain what a simile and metaphor are and how to write poetry using them. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms Demonstrate understanding of words that are related to antonyms and synonyms and be able to use them appropriately.(Under 3 ratings)
5th Grade:
Lesson Plan1. Given 2 poems about similes and metaphors, students will underline all of the similes and metaphors with 100% accuracy. 2. Given a prompt for each, students will write 5 functional metaphors and 5 functional similes. 3. During silent reading time in this week's unit, students will find 2 similes and 2 metaphors in other reading selections and write them in a writing journal.(Under 3 ratings)
OnomatopoeiaStudents will be able to correctly identify onomatopoeias in poetry.(Under 3 ratings)
6th Grade:
Assessment for HOMS and CircuitStudents will demonstrate mastery of standards on a formative assessment.(Under 3 ratings)
Esperanza Rising Chapter 6Students will analyze metaphors in Esperanza Rising to compare and contrast descriptions of the two settings in the book.(Under 3 ratings)
Figurative Language in The Circuit & ArticlesLocate and explain examples of literal, figurative and connotative language in literature and informational text.(Under 3 ratings)
Figurative Language in The Circuit & ArticlesLocate and explain examples of literal, figurative and connotative language in literature and informational text.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanThe students will be able to identify idioms learned and new concepts through partner works and class worksheets(Under 3 ratings)
Listening & Speaking: Slang/IdiomsTo help the students understand the use of common slang and Idioms in conventional speech usage.(Under 3 ratings)
SymbolismAs a result of this lesson, students will be able to identify symbols associated with different gods in the Greek pantheon and document their learning.(Under 3 ratings)
7th Grade:
Crash! Bang! Poe. . .?Students can identify and recognize onomatopoeic words (Basic). Students can form a connection between onomatopoeic words and their daily life (General). Students can communicate how onomatopoeic words are used as a writing device (Enriched).(Under 3 ratings)
February 29 - March 4Learning Goal(s): 1. Students will understand that figurative language makes your writing more interesting and colorful through sensory image. 2. Students will understand that poetry conveys meaning through figurative language/imagery and structure. Success Criteria: I can identify the following types and meanings of figurative language: metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and idiom.(Under 3 ratings)
Figurative LanguageStudents will be able to understand and demonstrate use of seven forms of figurative language including a metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole, idiom and alliteration(Under 3 ratings)
Figurative Language IntroductionStudents should be able to recognize figurative language in their reading.(Under 3 ratings)
Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11Students will identify and analyze figurative language by completing a close read activity. Students will determine the theme or meaning of "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten by analyzing figurative language and determining the tone of the speaker. Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language, poetic sound devices, and structure by presenting their poems and explaining these elements to their classmates.(Under 3 ratings)
October 3 - 5RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of "The Highwayman" and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. RL.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in "The Highwayman" (e.g. how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events). RL7.4 Determine the meaning of words ans phrases as they are used in "The Highwayman."(Under 3 ratings)
September 12 - 16How does figurative language create imagery? How does figurative language make your writing (and others' writing) more interesting)? I can identity the following types and meanings of figurative language: metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and idiom (CCSS.ELA.L.7.4 and CCSS.ELA.RL.7.4). I can identify rhymes and repetitions in sounds I can cite evidence from a text to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text (CCSS.ELA.RL.7.1).(Under 3 ratings)
September 26 - 30RL1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RL2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide and objective summary of the text RL4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g. alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. Tier II Vocabulary Torrent Gusty Moor Claret Breeches Cobbles Wicket Ostler Casement Cascade Tawny Snigger Tier III Vocabulary Rhyme Refrain Metaphor Alliteration Simile Personification Onomatopoeia Linking Verbs Helping Verbs Action Verbs Adjectives(Under 3 ratings)
Style & Point of View/ Figurative LanguageStudents will be able to differentiate style and author's point of view in fictional material and then be able to use the figurative language contained therein, to help the reader fluently understand text.(Under 3 ratings)
8th Grade:
Analyzing Similes and MetaphorsStudents will be able to define and identify similes and metaphors. Students will be able to analyze/discuss the use of a metaphors and/or similes.(Under 3 ratings)
Analyzing Similes and MetaphorsStudents will be able to define and identify similes and metaphors. Students will be able to analyze/discuss the use of a metaphors and/or similes.(Under 3 ratings)
Analyzing Similes and MetaphorsStudents will be able to define and identify similes and metaphors. Students will be able to analyze/discuss the use of a metaphors and/or similes.(Under 3 ratings)
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (ch 11-13)identify and understand symbolism and characterization in a story line Essential Questions What is the underlying meaning of symbolism in a story? How do characters impact a story line?(Under 3 ratings)
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (ch 3-5)to understand the implications and impact the use of flashback and similes has on a story. Essential Questions How does the use of flashback and similes impact the story? What effect does each character have on other characters?(Under 3 ratings)
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (ch 6-7)finding and identifying irony, metaphors, similes. Seeing what these elements bring to a story Essential Questions What is purpose of irony? Metaphors and similes intensify stories in what ways?(Under 3 ratings)
ELA Week of 8/19/2014The students will be able to explain what figurative language is and why authors use it in their writing.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson 5SWBAT distinguish between literal and non-literal language; identity and explain examples of figurative language used throughout the story. Students will learn how to organize and function as a team to produce group project within a structured time-frame. Define vocabulary in the context in which it is used(Under 3 ratings)
Oh Captain, My Captain and The SneetchesI can determine the theme of a text. I can determine the figurative and connotative meaning of words and phrases based on how they are used in a text.(Under 3 ratings)
Oh Captain, My Captain and The SneetchesI can determine the theme of a text. I can determine the figurative and connotative meaning of words and phrases based on how they are used in a text.(Under 3 ratings)
What makes a poem?The students should be able to identify and analyze elements of poetic form. The students should be able to identify and analyze a poem's speaker. The students should be able to compare traditional form with free verse. The students should be able to identify and analyze sound devices, imagery, and figurative language.(Under 3 ratings)
What makes a poem?The students should be able to identify and analyze elements of poetic form. The students should be able to identify and analyze a poem's speaker. The students should be able to compare traditional form with free verse. The students should be able to identify and analyze sound devices, imagery, and figurative language.(Under 3 ratings)
What makes a poem?The students should be able to identify and analyze elements of poetic form. The students should be able to identify and analyze a poem's speaker. The students should be able to compare traditional form with free verse. The students should be able to identify and analyze sound devices, imagery, and figurative language.(Under 3 ratings)
What makes a poem?The students should be able to identify and analyze elements of poetic form. The students should be able to identify and analyze a poem's speaker. The students should be able to compare traditional form with free verse. The students should be able to identify and analyze sound devices, imagery, and figurative language.(Under 3 ratings)
9th Grade:
Characterization through Figurative LanguageTLW brainstorm ideas about how authors create a visual image of a character with words. TLW create a ‘mold’ of a character (the character does not have to be a human form); it can be any type of character and write a 1 paragraph description of another student's created character.(Under 3 ratings)
Clichés• Define • Identify • Rewrite(Under 3 ratings)
Figurative Language IllustrationStudents will identify the definition of the following forms of figurative language and provide 1 sentence example of each: Metaphor Simile Personification Onomatopoeia Oxymoron Idiom Imagery Symbolism Alliteration Hyperbole(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanStudents will be able to understand common expressions. Language Objective: Students will be able to explain a simple idiom.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson Plan for Of Mice and MenStudents will recognize different types of figurative language used in writing with the main focus being on imagery.(Under 3 ratings)
10th Grade:
Catcher in the Rye SymbolsStudents will learn about the symbols through a powerpoint. Given particular symbols from the book, students will be able to use the symbols to persuade the class of the importance of a particular symbol. They will then apply their knowledge to complete several activities.(Under 3 ratings)
Following an Image ThreadTo recognize the development of a single image, theme or metaphor and make connections for understanding its purpose in the story.(Under 3 ratings)
11th Grade:
Black VeilStudents will understand symbolism and how it is used in literature Students will examine a piece that provides unclear conclusions and discuss its effectiveness(Under 3 ratings)
Dramatic Metaphor: The Object in a Character Monologue- Students will identify and select dramatic elements in texts they read for the purpose of developing their own writing. - Students will craft and revise dramatic writing in pursuit of reaching their audience with expressed artistic intent. - Students will build and layer a repertoire of writing skills that enhance, shape and focus writing and speaking.(Under 3 ratings)
Symbolism Excerpts-Students will demonstrate knowledge of symbols -Students will put theory into practice and provide entertainment using literary terms -Students will analyze a text and identify what the symbols mean and the effect on the bigger picture(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENTo understand an extended metaphor in a text and to be able to use the symbol in a written reflection. (Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENTo understand an extended metaphor in a text and to be able to use the symbol in a written reflection. (Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENTo understand an extended metaphor in a text and to be able to use the symbol in a written reflection. (Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENTo understand an extended metaphor in a text and to be able to use the symbol in a written reflection. (Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
The Symbolism of the Old Dog in Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MENStudents should be able to understand an extended metaphor in a text and use the symbol in a written reflection.(Under 3 ratings)
Throw up Your Symbols-Students will show mastery of symbolism in a literary work by creating a story of their own with a symbol in it.(Under 3 ratings)

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Keywords used to find the puzzles above:
Metaphor
Simile
Synecdoche
Personification
Hyperbole
Symbolism
Onomatopoeia
Idiom
Cliché
Metonymy
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