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A weeks worth of engaging lesson plans to teach students how to determine the difference between literal and nonliteral language. These lesson plans are designed to be low prep for the teacher, but keep your kids engaged and challenged the entire week!
There is a whole group and a small group lesson for each day, so that you can differentiate and reach each learner.
All the materials are provided, besides books. All the lessons are engaging, low prep, and rigorous for your upper elementary students.
Why these lessons?
- I saw that my students needed more engagement and relation to their real life in order to fully understand the skills, so I created these lessons to keep kids excited and involved the whole time.
- We start with a real life lesson, then practice as a whole group, work in a small group, work in partners, and finally work alone. We start with support on the skill and slowly take it away to really push the kiddos.
The lessons keep kids thinking the entire time and push them to reach their potential.
- These lessons just need to be printed, copied, and they are ready to go! Most activities require little work beforehand for the teacher which makes a teachers busy life easier!
The lessons include:
Monday- You will complete a class scavenger hunt that will introduce the students to literal and nonliteral language. Then, you will use an anchor chart and a sample story to practice.
Tuesday- Students will play a game where they find their opposite. Then, you will read 1.”My Teacher Likes to Say” by Denise Brennan-Nelson, which is FREE on EPIC. While reading they will do a read aloud companion. Then, afterwards they will create their own literal and nonliteral thing that their teacher says.
Wednesday- Students will watch a video and do an interactive sheet. Then, they will get in small groups and complete five tasks related to figurative language.
Thursday- 1.“Ack! There’s a Bug in My Ear” by Cynthia Klingel, which is FREE on EPIC. You will be going over a few nonliteral statements. Then, students will get in pairs and create their own page for the book using nonliteral statements and changing them to literal ones.
Friday- You will use pictures and an interactive sheet to practice figurative language. Then, “Fiona's Luck” by Teresa Bateman which can be found on EPIC for free. There is an interactive sheet to go with it. Then, give the assessment.
There is one small group lesson per day. You can do this with every group or just do the lessons you think the groups need. You differentiate them by what books you choose.
Monday: Review the anchor chart and then do a literal and nonliteral sort.
Tuesday: Students will work on literal and nonliteral statements using a set of task cards.
Wednesday: Read the small reader that is provided and do the high or low lesson plan.
Thursday: Read a leveled reader of choice and complete the worksheet to go along with it.
Friday: Do a close read provided and practice literal and nonliteral language.