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Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me

Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
Writing with Figurative Language: Metaphorically Me
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Get kids writing with figurative language! In this fun activity, students imagine their faces as pizza, galaxies, golf courses – or whatever. Then they write metaphors to compare each of their features to a related object. Kids weave metaphors into a descriptive narrative and use proven strategies to improve their writing. It’s a fun-filled addition to your lesson on similes and metaphors.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this activity is classroom tested and kid approved.

What’s Included:

• Lesson plans

• Planning sheet

• Sample text for modeling

• Writing strategies checklist

• Themed stationery for writing and illustrating

• Rubric

Tentative Schedule:

Day 1 – Ask each student to choose an object to compare with his or her face. Have them brainstorm comparisons for each feature and the complete planning sheet.

Day 2 – Teach writing strategies using the sample text. Then ask them to write their own paragraphs using these strategies:

• Locate the hook and topic sentence.

• Find words that are specific to the topic.

• Notice how the writer put features in order by scanning the face from top to bottom.

• Look for transitions.

• Analyze sentence variety.

• Check out the ending.

Day 3 – Have students continue writing. Ask them to use the writing strategies checklist to revise and finalize their paragraphs.

Day 4 – Illustrate metaphorically. Use objects used to compare rather than actual features.

This resource is part of a two-week balanced ELA unit featuring fairy tales. Click here for free lesson plans.

Enjoy!

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
4 days
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