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A Detailed Personification Lesson

A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
A Detailed Personification Lesson
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This product contains all of the materials needed for an excellent personification lesson. First, students are introduced to personification through the two images, each containing a definition and an example. Next, students begin to understand this literary device through the "What Does it Mean?" worksheet. Here, a number of sentences are written with the personified portion underlined. The teacher can conduct a think-aloud about what the sentence is actually saying. Students can continue practicing on this worksheet. Afterwards, there are several poems (some from famous poets) included that contain many personified lines. At this time, I would draw attention to these lines and show students how including personification into writing creates vivid imagery and enhances the quality of the poem. Students can work in groups to dissect some of the remaining poems, working together to identify personification. Next, students can continue practicing this skill through the task "From Plain to Personified," where they change the verb in the sentence to one that portrays a human action, therefore, creating personification. I created a large chart with these sentences and had students literally come up and cover the plan verb with the human verb they chose to successfully personify the object. At this point, students should have a firm grasp on personification. Now, explain the noun-verb sort. Distribute a copy of the red nouns and blue verbs to each student (I cut them and put them into envelopes). The students match nouns with verbs to make personified phrases. They choose five of their favorite and use them to fill out the brainstorming graphic organizer on the next page. Once this organizer is filled out, they re-write their thoughts into complete sentences and choose their favorite one to illustrate. A rubric for grading this section is included. I did this as one of my formal observations and scored very high. This lesson covers all of the TEAM rubric, and is a wonderful activity that the students really enjoyed. It is quality work for the elementary level!
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14 pages
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