Building Creative Analogies

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Objective

Students will take two seemingly unrelated pieces of content (say volcanoes and the human body) and then build analogies to connect the two ideas. In the end, they'll create a skit, comic, or story relating the two concepts.

Steps

  1. Students will learn about analogies and practice some simple ones.
  2. They begin their creative analogies, choosing two seemingly unrelated topics. They brainstorm vocabulary for both and look for parallel ideas, building 3-5 analogies.
  3. They now use this worksheet to flesh out their analogies, writing definitions and connections.
  4. They write a script in which the two seemingly unrelated topics meet each other and note how much they have in common. Students can go on to create a skit, comic, or short story (or anything else they might come up with).

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