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Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Let's go beyond "The girl was very, very, VERY fast" and spice up our use of repetition by borrowing two patterns from Shakespeare.
We take alliteration from a silly writing tool so something a bit more *sophisticated* and introduce its elder sibling, consonance.
Take a fluffy holiday activity, and give it an academic spin. Watch as students create valentines with a connection to your grade-level content.
Take figurative language to the next level! No more memorizing the difference between simile and metaphor. Instead, ask students to use these tools in more creative and complex ways!