CCSS ELA Standard: 4.L.5.a

  • Simile or Metaphor – Concept Attainment

    In this concept attainment lesson, students try to determine the difference between similes and metaphors.

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  • Fancy Figurative Language

    Some students write beautiful similes, but most get stuck with the most obvious ideas possible ("it was as cold as ice”). I break down several simple techniques to seriously improve students' use of figurative language.