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ERIC Number: ED480220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-4
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Figurative Language Awards Ceremony.
Fink, Lisa
Figurative language enlivens a text, providing visuals in the minds of readers. This lesson will have students listening to and reading selected texts as they seek out their favorite literary devices. During the five to seven 50-minute sessions, grade three through five students will: acquire a clear understanding of the concept of figurative language devices of simile, metaphor, and personification. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. Blank bookmarks for students to record locations of similes, metaphors, and personification as they read; brief definitions of 10 types of figurative language; a list of 22 suggested books; and a trophy form are attached. (RS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.