This resource includes a lesson, interactive power point and everything you need to introduce METAPHORS, facilitate practice, and assess. Created to align with key principals of Common Core, the lesson takes a student centered approach with the teacher acting mainly as facilitator.
All activities are designed to guide students to demonstrate mastery of the following 5th Grade Common Core Standards:
Reading Standards for Literature RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Language Standards L.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Speaking & Listening Standards SL.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
♥ Start to Finish 4 page Lesson Plan with Step-by-Step guidelines for INTO, THROUGH, BEYOND
♥ Interactive power point - Part II – METAPHORS - 20 slides.
Our objective is stated. Metaphors are introduced. Students are given a strategy for interpreting the meaning of a metaphor. Sit back and enjoy as the power point presents examples for your students to interpret. The interactive practice progresses in difficulty with each successive example.
Although this resource on metaphors can stand alone, be advised that there is a slide in the power point that references similes, which is introduced in Part I of this THREE PART SERIES. It would benefit your students to learn about similes first if you have not purchased the bundle, which includes 3 lessons that build on each other in the following sequence:
PART I – SIMILES
PART II – METAPHORS
PART III – IDIOMS
♥ Printable Pages (See Part II Contents listed below) - The student handout/poster corresponds with a slide in the power point. (The printed lesson plan gives specific guidelines for when to distribute this during the show.) Follow the power point with printable practice pages and an assessment. All were created to increase in difficulty from simple and complex phrases to fictional passages that build in length from 1 - 3 paragraphs.
♥ 4 pages of detailed Answer Keys – In addition to the meanings of the metaphors, these underline the two things being compared, and list what they have in common, delineating whether this is directly stated or determined through inference.
PART II CONTENTS – Printable Pages - Metaphors
♥ Lesson Plan – Part II – METAPHORS (4 pages)
♥ Strategy for Interpreting the Meaning of a Metaphor (handout/poster)
♥ Metaphor Practice A – Simple and Complex Phrases
♥ Metaphor Practice A – Simple and Complex Phrases - KEY
♥ Metaphor Practice B – Fictional Paragraph –
“My Cousin Abe”
♥ Metaphor Practice B – Fictional Paragraph –
“My Cousin Abe” – KEY
♥ Assessment – Metaphor – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “School”
♥ Assessment – Metaphor – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “School” – KEY
Embedded in the Lesson:
• The 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity
• Accommodations/Differentiation for varied abilities and learning styles
• Strategies for Simultaneous Overt & Covert Engagement
• Closing Reflections for students
Time of student engagement is approximately 3 - 45 minute periods, or more, depending how you choose to break it up.
♥ Use for on level 5th graders
♥ Differentiate for high level 4th graders
♥ Remediate for struggling 6th graders
This product is packaged in a zip file. The power point is in presentation mode to preserve the animations and sound effects.
This resource on Metaphors is Part II of a THREE LESSON BUNDLE:
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE COMMON CORE LESSONS, PRACTICE, AND ASSESSMENTS.
Lessons, Practice, and Assessments for Part I – Similes, and Part III - Idioms can be purchased separately:
PART I – Similes Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
PART III – Idioms Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
ALL THREE resources can be purchased at a DISCOUNT as part of the
THREE LESSON BUNDLE:
Figurative Language Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
Check out my other Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment Resources:
Context Clues Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
Draw Inferences Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
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