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Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty e. Overview We have spent the last few days talking about figurative language.
Students have tried their hand at identifying different types of figurative language, as well as writing their own examples. Students have analyzed figurative language in various pieces of literature and determined how the author used it to enhance the story.
In addition to these activities, students have also determined the meanings of figurative phrases in context of various texts. Now students will have another opportunity to use figurative language in writing. This time, we will use it in creating our own poems.
We have already studied poetry so this lesson allows students to apply figurative language in the context of poetry. Applying Figurative Language in Writing. MOV Hook 10 minutes We take a look at some poems, simple poems, so students can see how the authors use figurative language.
I used poems from Rainy Saturday by Jack Prulunsky. We read through each of the poems and highlighted the figurative language used. Guided Reading 15 minutes After looking at some poems, I wanted students to try writing their own poems.
I told students they could choose to write any kind of poem they wanted because in a previous unit we studied different types of poems. Before we begin, I tell students that we will all be writing poems about spring. We have had such a tumultuous winter; I thought students would love to write about spring.
So I wrote the word spring on the board in a bubble map.
Next, I wrote down all of the things, images, feelings, etc… that came to mind when I think of spring. I had the kids do the same. Next I told them to think about how they could use figurative language to describe their thoughts about spring. I wrote a couple of examples and then had students brainstorm their own.
I circulated the room and talked with individual students to make sure they were on the right track. I think it is important for students to see me write and see the thought process that goes into writing, so I model quickly a poem I created for students to see as an example. Afterwards, students begin to write their poems.
Conferences Peer Reviews While students are working, I conference with groups of students who are already done writing their poems. During our conference, I ask students to peer review the poems and look for the use of figurative language and the overall content of the poem.
In the group each student was asked to read their poem and then each person in the group was asked to make comments about the poem. Wrap Up 10 minutes After students wrote their poems, I allowed students to share their work and then they published them to put on the bulletin board.
We talked about how the use of figurative language in our poems enhanced our description of spring and made our poems fun to read.
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Writing tips: ways to say 'good.' We can add this to our classroom graveyard of words that have been laid to rest. Find this Pin and more on 3rd Grade Writing by Sally DePoala.
Writing tips: ways to say 'good'. Common Core Guide for Third Grade. Meet the curriculum goals of the Common Core State Standards through creativity with Wixie. This FREE guide provides teachers with correlations and ideas for integrating Wixie activities into their curriculum.
I review the different forms of writing numbers and I have the students practice with me using dry erase boards. Finally, I have them pair up, get a die, and then roll the die 4 times. They each have to write that number in expanded form, word form, place value discs (you could do .
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