Unlock the power of figurative language for readers and writers with mentor texts. Smekens Education presents Figurative Language Findings
—Punished! dissected for the 15 types of figurative language listed in the Common Core State Standards (i.e., onomatopoeia*, simile, metaphor, idiom, adage/proverb, allusion, personification, alliteration, analogy, irony, pun, euphemism, oxymoron, hyperbole, paradox).
Use the excerpts in reading lessons to help students infer the author’s meaning and then share the excerpts in writing mini-lessons to help students learn how to apply figurative language within their own writing.
*Onomatopoeia is not required by the CCSS, however, it is a type of figurative language that primary students can understand in their reading and use in their writing.
By David Lubar
Logan and his friend Benedict run into the wrong guy at the library—literally. When Logan slams into the reference guy in the basement and gives him a little lip, Logan get punished, really and truly punished. He has three days to complete three tasks before Professor Wordsworth will lift the magical punishment that keeps getting Logan in even more trouble.
Figurative Language Findings: Punished!
by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc.
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Based on a work at http://www.smekenseducation.com/