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Touch, Taste, Smell, Hear, and See the figurative language in this entertaining short story set in Jamaica during a hurricane; "The Banana Tree" by James Berry. This zip file includes the whole kit and caboodle: an EATS lesson plan where the common core standard focused on is teaching figurative language, a graphic organizer/student guide with fill-in-the-blanks, and a Power Point that will guide you, the teacher, through this student-centered lesson. In addition you will find an exit ticket and a creative writing culminating task!
In this lesson, look for: vocabulary, student collaboration, multi-media use, determining a theme, analyzing structure, close reading