1. Topic-
Similes and Metaphors
2. Content-
The purpose and use of similes and metaphors in both literature and colloquial speech.
Voc: Similes, Metaphor, personification
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Identify how their own experiences influence their understanding of key ideas in literature and other texts.
4. Objectives-
CLUSTERS: 18, 19 & 20:
1.Read and write fluently, speak confidently, listen and interact appropriately in situations, view knowledge, and represent creatively.
2.Identify and use writing mechanics that enhance and clarify understanding.
3.Describe language patterns used in spoken, written, and visual contexts within their own environment.
5. Materials and Aids-
- Portable stereo and compact discs
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Define similes and metaphors - explain their similarities and differences.


B. Development-

Step 1 -- Play a burned CD of several examples of similes and metaphors for students.
Step 2 -- Give examples of simile and metaphor through cliché.

C. Practice-

1.Carry out a class discussion on the topic.
2.Students will create/write their own Similes and Metaphors.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Have students create their own rap songs that incorporate the use of similes and metaphors.

2.Have students split up into groups.

3.Have student follow directions.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Teacher assistance
2. Extended time for work completion

F. Checking for understanding-

Grade of 70% or better on practice worksheets.

G. Closure-

Conclude with a statement regarding the descriptive creativity similes and metaphors provide in the English language.
7. Evaluation-
Small two-part matching quiz.

Step 1 -- In a column on the left, place the first half of well-known similes and metaphors with an answer place and question number before them (i.e. "________ 1. Happy as ...")

Step 2 -- In a column on the right, place the second halves of the similes and metaphors with answer letters in front of them in a random order (i.e. -- A. "a clam")

Step 3 -- Have students correspond the letters to the appropriate numbers.

Step 4 -- Have student determine whether the answer is a simile or metaphor by marking it either an "S" or an "M".
8. Teacher Reflection-
Journal on the results of the lesson (strengths and weaknesses), whether or not standards and benchmarks have been met, as well as whether or not to use the lesson in the future.

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