Analogies PowerPoint, Games, and Task Cards

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Analogies for Grades 1-3.

Analogies should be introduced to primary students as they learn to read. Analogies develop reasoning skills, improve critical thinking skills, help students explore relationships and acquire new vocabulary, and they prepare students for standardized tests.

Analogies for Gr. 1-3 introduces primary students to analogies using an animal theme. In the accompanying 60 slide PowerPoint Show , students will meet Wilbur, their Analogy Safari guide, who will teach them what an analogy is, how to read an analogy, and how to solve the 25 sample animal analogies. Students learn to solve analogies by finding similarities and relationships, categorizing, and making comparisons, as they work to earn their certification and official membership card as an Animal Analogist. I would begin the lessons using this slideshow and I would show it in two sittings.

Next students use the 60 picture analogy cards and the matching analogy answer cards to play a game in small groups in a literacy center. The first 30 analogy cards are the easiest, and the last 30 are more challenging. These animal analogies focus on animal babies, animal homes, animal groups, animal classification, animal characteristics, animal adaptations, diet, habitats, defense mechanisms, etc. An answer key is also included. I have also included a design which prints on the back of the analogy cards and a different design for the back of the answer cards. It does require you to print on both sides, but it makes the cards look so much more professional.

Also included are two sets of analogy cards to be used independently by students at a center. These are the same analogies presented in the Analogy Safari game. The first 60 cards have multiple choice answers at the bottom. Students will write their answers to the analogies on the analogy recording sheet. I suggest breaking the cards into four sets for this activity: cards 1-15, 16-30, 31-45, and 46-60. You also have a set where there is no choice to complete the analogy. Students must supply the word. This is for your more advanced students.

I have also included an editable PowerPoint which you may use to add your student’s names to their Animal Analogist cards.
These cards print beautifully in either color or grayscale. Just print them out and laminate them for years of use.

This product is packaged as a zip file and includes:
A 60 slide interactive PowerPoint Show
Materials to play the Analogy Safari game – 60 analogy cards, 60 answer cards, game board, game mat for cards
60 analogy task cards with answer choices
60 analogy task cards without answer choices – students supply the answer
4 analogy recording sheets
Answer key for all the analogies

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Analogies PowerPoint, Games, and Task Cards
Analogies PowerPoint, Games, and Task Cards
Analogies PowerPoint, Games, and Task Cards
Analogies PowerPoint, Games, and Task Cards
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