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Figurative Language Focus

Today’s focus with sixth graders was on figurative language. The class activity was song/music based, where students were asked to look up different (previously selected) songs and find examples of figurative language. 384 more words

Spring 2015 Clinicals

Developing Introductions - Narrative Short Story Lesson

For my Narrative Unit , I had them first create a narrative ‘Day in the Life’ Comic, and then work on taking their comic and creating a short narrative story based on it. 461 more words

Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing: From Comic to Short Story

For my Narrative Unit , I had them create a ‘Day in the Life’ Comic, documenting, in first-person, and using the elements of narrative, a day in their personal lives. 134 more words

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This is a simple strategy, but one I selected because I like how it maps out not only the story, but the figurative language within it as well.

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Reading Strategies

Mind over Metaphor: This Is Your Brain on Figurative Language.

by Kenneth W. Krause.

Kenneth W. Krause is a contributing editor and “Science Watch” columnist for the Skeptical Inquirer.  Formerly a contributing editor and books columnist for the… 2,455 more words

Human Evolution

Let It Snow? Please, NOOOOOOOO....

I am not complaining about a few “snow days” off this week (neither of which actually involved snow), but I am tired of the cold, dreary weather.  336 more words

Social Thinking

Analyzing Poetry and Poetry Components

Poetry is my favorite genre of creative writing. I love that so much can be said in so little, and I’m constantly encouraging my students to explore the figurative language and literary devices seen in poetry to deepen their own writing. 40 more words

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