Friday, March 17, 2017

In the Classroom: Comparisons in Expository Literature

After sharing the Power of Similes video mini-lesson available on my website with your class, encourage students to find and circle similes, metaphors, and other kinds of comparisons in a rough draft. Then invite the children to identify at least two places where adding a comparison will make their writing more engaging.

CCSS.ELA—Literacy.CCRA.R.4:  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.

CCSS.ELA—Literacy.CCRA.R.5:  Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

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