1. Topic-
Genre: Poetry
Literary Devices
2. Content-
Looking at an object with all senses, using Metaphors and Similes when writing poetry
Describing an object in many ways, different points of view
Author's purpose and message
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Common Core Standards:
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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
MLR A2 Literary Texts: Identify and describe the function of common literary devices including simile, alliteration, idioms, simple metaphors, and imagery in poetry and use this knowledge to understand.
D2 Mechanics: Students use capitalization and punctuation in order to convey a message.
B1 Interconnected Elements: Select a purpose for writing.
b. Pre-write using graphic organizers or other structures to organize their ideas.
c. Establish an organizing structure and maintain a consistent focus.

4. Objectives-
1. Students will identify metaphors and similes
2. Students will use 5 senses to describe an item both verbally and in writing
3. Students will create a poem, using similes and/or metaphors, that describes an item in a unique way.
4. Students participate in discuss about why authors of poetry use metaphors and similes (author's purpose and message)
5. Materials and Aids-
Poetry dictionary, poem examples, fruit, poem worksheet, pencils, paper plates, napkins, plastic knives
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Poetry dictionary - Think-pair-share: literary devices used in poetry also used in other genres
2. Poem with Metaphors & Similes (students help me find them)
3. Thinking about why poets use 5 senses to help them write
4. Thinking about why poets use literary devices (metaphors & similes)

B. Development-

1. Go through the 5 senses and my interpretation of the apple
2. Begin to complete the Metaphor and Simile worksheet
3. After students help me, I will show an apple poem


C. Practice-

1. Students help me complete remaining parts of the Metaphor and Simile worksheet.
2. Students help me start my apple poem

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students complete a Metaphor and Simile worksheet using 5 senses to "discover" a piece of fruit
2. Students write either a rhyming or free verse poem that includes metaphors and similes

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Allow students to work in pairs so that they can idea share
2. Provide a chart with the 5 senses
3. Provide list of descriptive words
4. Shorten length of assignment
5. Advanced: Write about another item of choice, besides fruit, or compare/contrast two items

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Are students able to identify similes and metaphors
2. Are students able to create similes and metaphors
3. Are students able to provide descriptive language
3. Progress on worksheet and progress on writing poem.

G. Closure-

1. Share a poem or 2
2. Remind students that this technique of writing using the 5 senses can be used to write poems about anything, and also can be used to include description in stories, journal entries,etc.
7. Evaluation-
1. Formative: answers during introduction, and guided practice.
2. Summative: Completed worksheets and poems

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)