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Figurative Language, Unit 1

Warm-up: Figurative language is vividly descriptive language that paint a picture and make non-literal comparisons that help the reader to better visualize the author’s concepts. You will see how Anne Bradstreet’s poetry demonstrates this technique, what all the forms of figurative language commonly used are, and how you can use it to better your writing. 2,790 more words


5th Grade Picture Book Recommendation: Nightsong

The picture book advent calendar that I introduced at the beginning of December has been a huge success. Each day, my students are (collectively) so excited to unwrap another book and read. 268 more words

Picture Books

Shopping and Coding - Practically the Same Thing

Since I have different grade levels each day, I have been doing Hour of Code all week.  With my students I’ve done Hopscotch, Kodable… 202 more words


EDRD 6530 - Bloggary 4

November 11th 2014              English Language Arts              Grade: 9

Title: Understanding Figurative Language throughout The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Standard: Reading Literature (9/10)  4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone) 1,002 more words

EDRD 6530

The Old Me

Sifting through articles of my past I came across it. The hole in which I buried the old me–the me I didn’t want to be, the me that would stew in his misery, the me that didn’t live life. 368 more words


Chase Yamin

Why do you write?:  I write because I am a college student who is seeking a degree. So writing is a must in order for me not to fail. 180 more words

Ten Questions Answered

Interactive Writing Word Walls

Students add daily words to our figurative language posters from books they are reading.  I also listen closely to their conversations with each other and quickly point out literary devises they are using with each other.  67 more words

Fourth Grade Writing