Literally teach your students figurative language! The three lessons in this unit scaffold close reading skills, while simultaneously increasing student buy-in to the classroom and guiding students to develop their overall academic identity, in order to fulfill classroom responsibilities throughout the year. Get your students to buy the ticket, take the ride, and become college and career ready in the process.
By engaging in close reading and analysis of selected tests, students will develop an awareness of educational barriers they may have already faced, as well as any attitudes they may have developed toward continuing their post-secondary education. The culminating assessment requires students to demonstrate an understanding of figurative language to convey meaning while also establishing an achievement-related goal.
This lesson can be used to establish collaboration between teacher and counselor to develop students' college-going attitudes and literacy skills simultaneously.