“Figuring it Out” Notebook
**(I have students create a Bare/Blank book with typed poems, illustrations, author page, & table of contents).
**English Language Interactive Notebook students will write definition, example, and illustration)
Fun Figurative Language PowerPoint Lessons and Student Activities
Students will understand figurative language terms.
Students will be able to recognize different types of figurative language.
Students will be able to provide their own examples of figurative language using poetry.
• Picture Books listed to teach lessons.
• These lessons make great bulletin boards OR poetry books.
I AM Poem
Understanding figurative language will help you meet Common Core Standard. Excellent practice for MAP Testing or Smarter Balance.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Figurative language is intertwined through the elementary and middle school Common Core standards beginning very early.
Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard #4 requires that students learn to "Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how particular word choices shape meaning or tone."
As students progress through the grades they develop logically from identifying words and phrases that suggest feelings (first grade), to distinguishing literal language from nonliteral language (third grade), to working specifically with metaphors and similes (fifth grade), and analyzing how a writer's word choices effect the meaning and tone of a text (sixth grade). Working with the standard at one grade level is dependent upon the foundational work done in prior grades.
My students have a fabulous and magnificent time creating their own Figurative Language poems!!