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Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, and Idiom
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This seminar will introduce three of eight types of figurative language (alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idiom).  Through mainly fictional texts( tongue twisters, comics, songs, etc.), you will  identify these types of figurative language, determine their meanings, and  formulate project-based activities to prove your understanding of these common figurative language types.StandardsCC.1.2.5.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrase as they are used in grade-level text, including interpretation of figurative language. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
02/06/2018
Descriptive Narrative Essay
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Students will write a narrative essay over a personal experience. Students will use descriptive and figurative language to enhance their writing and appeal to the reader’s senses.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lindsay Nunan
Date Added:
07/14/2017
Figurative Bud
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In Bud, Not Buddy, we see the world through the eyes of our narrator, Bud. The way he describes the world tells us a bit about who he is as a character, too. In this assignment, we will focus on figurative language that tells us more about the text.Figurative language is language that is not literal, or exactly accurate, but instead appeals to the senses by describing something in an unlikely way. Examples are metaphors, similes, hyperboles, and personifications. These can make writing more persuasive, effective, or impactful.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tim Batiuk
Date Added:
01/02/2018
Figurative Language
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Students will understand the types of figurative language
Students will be able to use close reading skills to locate information within a text
Students will be able to identify figurative language within a set of reading passages.

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Lindsay Nunan
Date Added:
07/13/2017
Figurative Language: Hyperbole/Exaggeration/Adage/Proverb
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During this seminar you will be exposed to the last of the figurative language types (hyperbole,  exaggeration, adage and proverb).  This seminar is unique because depending where you research will affect how you perceive them.  Some sites express them as different;  hyperboles vs. exaggerations  and adages vs. proverbs.  On the other hand, some websites view them as one and the same.  A hyperbole is a type of exaggeration and an adage is a type of proverb.  Regardless of how you view them, the most important piece of this seminar is to be able to interpret their meanings when used in texts, songs, movies, life experiences, etc. StandardsCC.1.2.5.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, including interpretation of figurative language.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
02/06/2018
Figurative Language Review SoftChalk Lesson
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This is a SoftChalk lesson reviewing the figurative language terms simile, metaphor, personification, imagery, and symbolism.

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Literature
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Wendy Ryun Arch
Date Added:
08/19/2018
Grade 4: Unit 1- Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Lesson 1 REMIX
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This lesson opens the unit and prepares learners for the structure of the instructional routines. The anchor text for this lesson is, Words Set Me Free by Lesa Cline-Ransome. This literary nonfiction text chronicles the story of Frederick Douglass' early life and includes events that influenced both his life and those of others. The students should listen for examples of how actions speak louder than words. The initial read will allow students an opportunity to comprehend on a literal level. The subsequent readings provide opportunities for students to analyze and interpret figurative language throughout the book. Specifically, the students will identify how similes and metaphors enhance the reader's understanding of the life of Frederick Douglass. Students will routinely write in a response log to demonstrate understanding of the theme of this unit, Actions Speak Louder than Words. In addition, students will use their knowledge of figurative language in their writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shannon Copeland
Date Added:
06/27/2018
The Great Gatsby and "Young and Beautiful" Song Annotation and Analysis
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This activity can be used after reading Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby. Listening and watching the video for Lana Del Rey's song, and title track for the film, students will dig deep into the lyrics of the song identifying figurative language, draw connections between the lyrics of the song and direct quotes from the text, and have meaningful discussion about point-of-view and symbolism in the video. Guaranteed to engage students and make valuable text to text connections!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Author:
Catherine Baker
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Literal and Non-literal Meanings of  Words and Idioms
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In this lesson, students will distinguish the literal and non-literal meanings of verbal and written content in different contexts. The lesson targets adult learners of English who have demonstrated Grades 3- 4 or B-C reading level. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of idioms by using context clues in the sentences to help figure out the meanings of idioms, by drawing out idioms without using words or letters, by giving written tips using idioms, and by creating greeting cards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ms. Alex Elrington
Date Added:
06/23/2016
Literal and Non-literal Meanings of  Words and Idioms - Remix
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In this lesson, students will distinguish the literal and non-literal meanings of verbal and written content in different contexts. The lesson targets adult learners of English who have demonstrated Grades 3- 4 or B-C reading level. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of idioms by using context clues in the sentences to help figure out the meanings of idioms, by drawing out idioms without using words or letters, by giving written tips using idioms, by creating greeting cards, and by using a mobile app to share idioms from other languages

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Becky Parton
Date Added:
08/18/2017
Literary Interpretation: Interpreting Poetry, Fall 2003
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Introduces practice and theory of literary criticism. Seminar focuses on topics such as the history of critical methods and techniques, and the continuity of certain subjects in literary history. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Theory and Use of Figurative Language. This seminar offers a course of readings in lyric poetry. It aims to enhance the student's capacity to understand the nature of poetic language and the enjoyment of poetic texts by treating poems as messages to be deciphered. The seminar will briefly touch upon the history of theories of figurative language since Aristotle and it will attend to the development of those theories during the last thirty years, noting the manner in which they tended to consider figures of speech distinct from normative or literal expression, and it will devote particular attention to the rise of theories that quarrel with this distinction. The seminar also aims to communicate a rough sense of the history of English-speaking poetry since the early modern period. Some attention will be paid as well to the use of metaphor in science.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kibel, Alvin C.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
MAKEShift Poetry
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In this project, students work in pairs to write a short poem that demonstrates understanding of figurative language. They then design, engineer and build a gear mechanism that illustrates the meaning, theme, or concept of their poem. This engineering and language arts project was developed by Allen Distinguished Educator, Scott Swaaley.

Subject:
Engineering
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
07/29/2016
Major Poets, Fall 2005
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Emphasis on the analytical reading of lyric poetry in England and the United States. Syllabus usually includes Shakespeare's sonnets, Donne, Keats, Dickinson, Frost, Eliot, Marianne Moore, Lowell, Rich, and Bishop. This subject is an introduction to poetry as a genre; most of our texts are originally written in English. We read poems from the Renaissance through the 17th and 18th centuries, Romanticism, and Modernism. Focus will be on analytic reading, on literary history, and on the development of the genre and its forms; in writing we attend to techniques of persuasion and of honest evidenced sequential argumentation. Poets to be read will include William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, William Wordsworth, John Keats, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, and some contemporary writers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tapscott, Stephen
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism, Spring 2004
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How people make sense of their worlds symbolically through myth, ritual, metaphor, and cosmology. The structure of symbols, the natural and social elements they draw on, their social use, and the messages they convey. Students learn to record and analyze myth and ritual.

Subject:
World Cultures
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Howe, James
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Poetry Workstations
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Keri McAllister uses technology, workstations, and a lot of choice to turn her students loose on a unit on poetry. In workstations students watch "poetry in motion" videos, create a podcast about their chosen poet, and post reflections on a chosen poem on their class blog.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Keri McAllister
Date Added:
11/02/2012
The Power of Music in Literature adaptations.
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This activity can be used after reading Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby. Listening and watching the video for Lana Del Rey's song, and title track for the film, students will dig deep into the lyrics of the song identifying figurative language, draw connections between the lyrics of the song and direct quotes from the text, and have meaningful discussion about point-of-view and symbolism in the video. Guaranteed to engage students and make valuable text to text connections!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Author:
Colleen Comer
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Problem Based Learning Module: The Act of Communicating
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In this project, you will explore a real-world problem, and then work through a series of steps to analyze that problem, research ways the problem could be solved, then propose a possible solution to that problem. Often, there is no specific right or wrong solutions, but sometimes one particular solution may be better than others. The key is making sure you fully understand the problem, have researched some possible solutions, and have proposed the solution that you can support with information / evidence.Begin by reading the problem statement in Step 1. Take the time to review all of the information provided in the statement, including exploring the websites, videos and / or and articles that are linked. Then work on steps 2 through 8 to complete this problem-based learning experience.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
02/07/2018
Reading Poetry, Spring 2009
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""Reading Poetry" has several aims: primarily, to increase the ways you can become more engaged and curious readers of poetry; to increase your confidence as writers thinking about literary texts; and to provide you with the language for literary description. The course is not designed as a historical survey course but rather as an introductory approach to poetry from various directions -- as public or private utterances; as arranged imaginative shapes; and as psychological worlds, for example. One perspective offered is that poetry offers intellectual, moral and linguistic pleasures as well as difficulties to our private lives as readers and to our public lives as writers. Expect to hear and read poems aloud and to memorize lines; the class format will be group discussion, occasional lecture."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Vaeth, Kim
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Rick's Reading Workshop: Complete Lesson
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Rick Kleine structures his class with mini lessons, reading aloud, peer discussions and silent reading. He also speaks individually with his students, giving each a focused task for improvement to increase their comprehension and enjoyment, while making them better readers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Rick Kleine
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Rick's Reading Workshop: Mini-Lesson
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By reading a short book aloud, Rick Kleine models for his students how their initial theories of character traits can change over time. Using peer discussion and class participation, the kids are engaged throughout, giving them what Rick hopes will be a life-long love of reading.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Rick Kleine
Date Added:
11/02/2012