Directions to teach analogies including step by step guide and common analogy relationships.
42 open ended analogy cards in proper format, missing one word for differentiation. The same 42 analogy cards with multiple choice answers. Answer key for multiple choice cards, can also be used as a guide for open ended cards. Student recording sheet.
Determine which set of cards you will want to use with your students. Print your cards on card stock and laminate for long term use. Students can write their answers on the cards with a dry erase marker or on the recording sheet. Print the teacher notes and plan for the lesson, approximately 20 min., the cards will take an additional amount of time, on average 30 minutes. After the lesson, the students can work on cards in stations, with partners, as a scoot, or scavenger hunt. Print the three example slides for students to glue in to their journals for reference.
Why your students should be working with analogies:
• develops understanding of the nature of various kinds of relationships
• helps students identify and analyze relationships
• develops and refines students’ understanding of the specific vocabulary and concepts that are used in analogies
• develops critical thinking abilities in student
• enhance subject area concept learning (multiplication: division :: addition: subtraction)
TEKS: 4.(2) (C) complete analogies using knowledge of antonyms and synonyms
TEKS 5. (2) (C) produce analogies with known antonyms and synonyms