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392 resources with the concept metaphors

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The Magic Nesting Doll

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Have your learners practice comprehension skills using this resource. They answer questions about the story The Magic Nesting Doll by Jacqueline K. Ogburn. Additionally, they use graphic organizers to display information and analyze the...
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Musical Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Introduce your middle and high school writers to musical poetry. They explore the six poetic devices, and locate the poetic devices in various music lyrics. Next, they choose one of the devices to teach to the class using an example they...
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Labyrinths

For Teachers K - 12th
Whether studying metaphors or Greek mythology, this labyrinth project is a fantastic lesson plan to add to your unit. It includes two versions of the labyrinth; making it with yarn or stone. If your materials are limited, you can even...
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Similes and Metaphors

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This fantastic presentation on similes and metaphors would be ideal for blossoming writers. Learners receive excellent instruction on these terms and are given a meaningful activity to do in their workbooks at the end of the PowerPoint....
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Teach This Poem: "Spring is like a perhaps hand" by E. E. Cummings

For Teachers 6th - 12th
E. E. Cummings' "Spring is like a perhaps hand" offers young scholars an opportunity to try their hands at analyzing a simile. After a warm-up activity and a close reading of the poem, class members discuss what they think the poem is...
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Teach This Poem: "My Skeleton" by Jane Hirshfield

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Jane Hirshfield's poem "My Skeleton" asks readers to pause and think about the amazing, often taken-for-granted structure that protects and gives form to human bodies. After observing the human skeleton's image, class members read the...
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Music and Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Song lyrics, like poems, are meant to be heard. After examining the literary devices in several poems, scholars examine the lyrics of popular songs and identify the sound devices and the figurative language writers use to create the...
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Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Metaphors are word pictures, creating images in our brains that draw readers to consider how two seemingly unrelated items are alike. Poems by Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, and Naomi Shihad Nye provide learners with an opportunity to...
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you contemplating a poetry study featuring Emily Dickinson? Finding good primary sources to accompany the study can be a challenge—never fear, help is here! Check out this primary source set that includes manuscripts of several of...
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RSC Activity Toolkit: Much Ado About Nothing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you frustrated by searching for activities to engage readers in their study of Much Ado About Nothing? Sigh no more. Young thespians will find much to do in this Royal Shakespeare Company 23-page Toolkit. Included in the sections are...
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Estuary Metaphors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Mixing metaphors into science. To begin, the instructor leads a discussion about estuaries to determine what the class already knows. Working in small groups, pupils determine how a selected object is similar to an estuary, how it...
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Love That Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After reading the novel, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, scholars review poetic devices such as metaphor and onomatopoeia. As a class, then small groups, pupils compare and contrast two poems from different authors, discuss how one...
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Abstract Ideas Explored: Writing with Extended Metaphor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A 25-page packet includes eight detailed lesson plans centered around poems by Emily Dickinson. Each lesson plan begins with a burning question that high schoolers attempt to answer by using evidence from Dickinson's poems.
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Using Metaphors in Characterization

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The extended metaphors in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie are the focus of a instructional activity that draws attention to how metaphors add to a reader's understanding of a character. Pupils watch a short video, create their own...
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I Can, We Can, You Can Write Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Ah, the dreaded words, "Write a poem." Take the fright out of poetry writing with a lesson that uses the gradual release approach to the writing process. Young poets brainstorm, draft, and revise their work with the help of their...
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Writing a Personification List Poem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After a close reading of Sylvia Plath's "Mirror" and Flora de Falbe's "Five Things About the Lake," young poets craft their own personification list poem about a very special place.
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Pride and Prejudice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Published in 1813 and considered by many to be the first romance novel, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice still tops the chart as a favorite read. Literary experts share why the tale of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy continues to win the...
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Figurative Language for Edgar Allen Poe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are your classes weary of dreary worksheets? Are the learners nearly napping? Thrill them, fill them with delight with an interactive worksheet that asks them to identify the figurative language Edgar Allen Poe uses to add horror and...
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Animal Imagery in Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Writers employ a variety of literary devices to bring their stories alive in the minds of readers. Their use of imagery especially lets us see their characters, form impressions of them, develop feelings of sympathy or revulsion. Class...
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Imagery in Song Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce young learners to imagery with a lesson that asks them to look closely at the lyrics from popular songs. Class members listen to a song rich with imagery, draw a picture of the images that come to mind, and then share their...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 10

For Teachers 11th Standards
What are you implying? Scholars take a look at paragraphs eight and nine of the chapter "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" to determine the implications in Du Bois's use of metaphors. In groups, readers talk about the use of the metaphors and...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 3

For Teachers 11th Standards
Go figure! Scholars take a look at the figurative language used in the last half W.E.B. Du Bois's work "Of Our Spiritual Strivings." They pay special attention to the metaphors he used and develop ideas with group discussion and guided...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 11

For Teachers 11th Standards
What is Hamlet's attitude towards life and death in Shakespeare's Hamlet? To answer the question, scholars continue reading the play, paying special attention to Hamlet's most famous soliloquy. By holding a discussion and completing...
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Walt Whitman Packet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Walt Whitman's Song of Myself is the anchor text for a series of worksheets that model for young scholars how to become active readers. Questions require text-based as well as analytical responses.