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You can figure out figurative language!

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  • This page simplifies my goal into terms understood by 5th grade intervention studentsListing of Links include pictures that indicate something about each skillColors are used to divide categories, reduce confusion, and create atmosphere
  • This page asks students to consider the root of figurative and how the words relate to each other in terms of parts of speech and how that alters meanings even though they are closely relatedUnderstanding what a figure is leads to a deeper understanding of figurative and how it uses figures to represent ideasJust as the title is in red, key terms will also be in red throughout the tutorial for ease of understanding and information location. Once students have decided which categories match the words, they can click spacebar to see answersIt is important for intervention students to never feel rushed when attempting to absorb difficult conceptsRushing students leads to shut down, choosing any answer just to move on, and blocks critical thinking patterns
  • This page asks students to consider what language is and what it isn’tExploring opposite ideas of a term helps to solidify understanding of what it isA deeper understanding of language as an entity by itself will lead to a deeper understanding of different types of language, like figurativeOnce students have decided which categories match the words, they can click space bar to see answersStudents may take all the time they need to reflect on answers before moving on
  • This page provides a simple definition using familiar languageThe definition includes why figurative language is usedStudent must be respected and told why a skill applies to their life of is important in helping them reach their personal goalsExamples are given to provide a visualStudents may study definition and examples as long as is needed before moving on
  • Students are asked to explore two words that will help them connect to simile and metaphorThe thesaurus will most likely be used by all students on this page. It is meant to ensure they use the online thesaurus at least once during the tutorial to enforce habits that are stressed in the classroom setting.Once students have decided which categories match the words, they can click space bar to see answersStudents can move forward when readyStudent can move forward
  • This page simplifies the definitions of simile and metaphor while comparing and contrasting the two ideasFigurative language and figure of speech is used in each definition to clarify that these skills are types of figurative language, they are one and the sameExamples give a visual of how the author can use these skills while contrasting the differences between the twoStudents can move to practice activity when ready, they will have the option to come back to this page if needed during the exercise
  • Once students complete exercise, they can click to see correct answersStudents can move to activity 2 when ready, or go back and review
  • After students select answers they can click to see correct answersStudents are provided questions to ponder, which lead to critical thinking about the messageQuestions are also written so that students reflect and make connections about the power of wordingStudents can move forward to personification when ready
  • This page asks students to consider the root of personify and personification and how the words relate to each other in terms of parts of speech and how that alters meanings even though they are closely relatedUnderstanding person and personify leads to a deeper understanding of personification and how it is used to represent ideasOnce students have decided which categories match the words, they can click to see answersStudent may choose to move forward at his or her own pace
  • This page simplifies the definition of personification Figurative language is used in the definition to clarify that this skills is a type of figurative language, they are one and the sameExamples give a visual of how the author can use these skills to bring non-human things to lifeStudents can move to practice activity when ready, they will have the option to come back to this page if needed during the exercise
  • After students select answers, they can click space bar to see answersStudents are provided questions to ponder, which lead to critical thinking about the messageQuestions are also written so that students reflect and make connections about the power of wordingStudents can move forward to symbolism when ready
  • This page asks students to consider the root of symbolic and symbolism and how the words relate to each other in terms of parts of speech and how that alters meanings even though they are closely relatedUnderstanding what a symbol is leads to a deeper understanding of symbolic and symbolism and how it uses symbols to represent ideasOnce students have decided which categories match the words, they can click space bar to see answersStudent may choose to move forward at his or her own pace
  • This page simplifies the definition of symbolism Figurative language, figure of speech, and metaphor are used in the definition to clarify that this skills is a type of figurative language, they are one and the sameExamples give a visual of how the author can use symbols to portray ideas and characteristicsStudents can move to practice activity when ready, they will have the option to come back to this page if needed during the exercise
  • After students select answers, they can click space bar for answersStudents are provided questions to ponder, which lead to critical thinking about the messageQuestions are also written so that students reflect and make connections about the power of wordingStudents can move forward to What I Learned when ready
  • This page allows students to review by practicing what they learnedAfter students select answers, they can move to the next page to see the correct answersStudents are provided questions to ponder, which lead to critical thinking about the messageQuestions are also written so that students reflect and make connections about the power of wording
  • This page allows students to review by practicing what they learnedCorrectanswers will appear so that students can review choicesStudents are provided questions to ponder, which lead to critical thinking about the messageQuestions are also written so that students reflect and make connections about the power of wording

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  • The Power of Figurative LanguageHOMEFigurativeLanguageSimiles &MetaphorsPersonificationSymbolismWhat have Ilearned?You can FIGURE it out!Figurative Languagecan help you readbetter, write better,and be heard!Let’s get started!
  • Goal: Developing a deep understanding of figurative languageand related vocabulary improves understanding of narrativesand poetry.• 5th grade students will be able to define figure, figurative, language, similar, simile,metaphor, person, personification, symbol, and symbolism.Home What is Figurative Language?• Students will be able to evaluate sentence context and choose the correctvocabulary words to complete domain-specific questions• Students will be able to recognize and identify examples of similes, metaphors, andpersonification found in selected poetry.Objectives
  • Figure (noun)SYNONYMSsymbolnumbercharactercelebritysumtotalpriceSYNONYMSillustrativedescriptivesymbolicrepresentativeHome NextIllustrative symbol descriptive number charactercelebrity symbolic representative sum total priceThe words in the word bank are synonyms for figure and figurative. Choose theappropriate category for each word in the box. Consider the parts of speech. Use theonline thesaurus if needed. Click space bar to see answers.Figurative (adj.)
  • Language (noun)SYNONYMSexpressionspeechvocabularyvoicewordingconversationtalkANTONYMSquietsilencenumbersHome Nextexpression speech quiet vocabulary voicesilence wording conversation talk numbersThe words in the word bank are synonyms and antonyms for language.Choose the appropriate category for each word in the box. Use youronline thesaurus if needed. Click space bar to see answers.
  • Figurative Language (noun)Definition:• Language that uses figures of speech, or words thatrepresent an idea using symbols• Language that communicates ideas in an interestingwayHome Similes & MetaphorsExamples:• The eagle symbolizes a free nation because it soars freely• A bird can be used to describe a plane:The plane soared like a bird.Now it’s time to discoverdifferent types of figurativeLanguage…
  • Similar (adj.)SYNONYMSrelatedalikeconnectedSYNONYMSsymbolicalfigurativedescriptiveHome Back Nextsymbolical related figurativealike connected descriptiveThe words in the word bank are synonyms for similar and metaphorical.Choose the appropriate category for each word in the box. Use your onlinethesaurus if needed. Click space bar to see answers.Metaphorical (adj.)
  • SimileDefinition:• A figure of speech, or figurativelanguage, that compares twounlike things using like or as• Suggests two unlike things aresimilarHome Back Practice Activity 1MetaphorDefinition:• A figure of speech, or figurativelanguage, that compares twounlike things by suggesting theyare the same• Assigns new meaning to wordExamples:• Eloise dances like a swan.• Josh runs as fast as lightening.Examples:• Eloise is a swan when shedances.• Josh is lightening when he runs.
  • Home Back Practice Activity 2Simile & Metaphor Practice Activity 1Determine whether each example is a simile or a metaphor. Go back andreview if needed. Click space bar to see answers.1. Lucy said my room is a pig pen! SIMILE2. My dad said I am an angel. SIMILE3. Jake climbs like a monkey. METAPHOR4. My sister is a dragon. SIMILE5. My hair is tangled like a sheep dog. METAPHOR6. Our house is a zoo! SIMILE7. My brother is as tall as a giraffe. METAPHOR8. Mom is like a teddy bear. METAPHORMETAPHORMETAPHORSIMILEMETAPHORSIMILEMETAPHORSIMILESIMILE
  • Home Back PersonificationSimile & Metaphor Practice 2Read the following poem. Decide if each numbered and underlined partis a SIMILE or a METAPHOR. Click space bar to see answers.DreamsHold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged bird (1)That cannot fly.Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is like a barren field (2)Frozen with snow.~Langston Hughes~Answers(1) SIMILE(2) METAPHORConsider the following questions:1. Why does the author use broken-winged bird and barren field todescribe life? Are these positive ornegative descriptions?2. What causes life to be this way?3. What is the author trying to say?4. Can you learn from this poem?METAPHORSIMILIE
  • Person (noun)SYNONYMShumanchildadultmecharacterindividualSYNONYMSsymbolizeto copyact outimpersonaterepresentHome Back Nexthuman child symbolize adult me to copycharacter Act out impersonate individual representThe words in the word bank are synonyms for person and personify. Choosethe appropriate category for each word in the box. Consider parts of speech.Use your online thesaurus if needed. Click space bar to see answers.Personify (verb)
  • Personification (noun)Definition:• Figurative language that gives human qualities tonon-human things like animals, plants and otherobjects• Used when author creates non-human characters• Represents something in the form of a personHome Back Practice ActivityExamples:• The trees danced in the wind.• The frog asked if he could kiss the princess.• The waves licked the shore as the storm approached.
  • Home Back SymbolismPersonification PracticeRead the poem and decide whether or not each underlined and numbered sectioncontains personification. Click space bar to see answers.I ama tree who(1)reaches out to youwith love (2)I’ll share.I am here (3)to embrace,my branches of tenderness.I am a tree (4)which extends,water me in tender care.As I stand by your sideextending (5)my heart always.~Sherry Finley~Answers(1) NO(2) NO(3) NO(4) YES(5) NOConsider the following questions:1. Who is speaking in the poem?2. Why is the tree being portrayedthis way?3. Does the author have amessage for you, the reader?YESYESYESNOYES
  • Symbol (noun)SYNONYMSrepresentationfiguresigncharacterSYNONYMScharacteristicrepresentativedescriptiveHome Back Nextrepresentation characteristic figure signrepresentative character descriptiveThe words in the word bank are synonyms for symbol and symbolic. Choosethe appropriate category for each word in the box. Consider parts of speech.Use your online thesaurus if needed. Click space bar to see answers.Symbolic (adj.)
  • Symbolism (noun)Definition:• A figure of speech, or figurative language, that represents an ideaor meaning using symbols• Comparing an idea to a symbol to aid understanding• Can be a metaphorHome Back Practice ActivityExamples:• Life is a roller-coaster.(symbolizes that we all have good times and bad times, or ups and downs)• He is a rock during difficult times.(symbolizes that he is a strong dependable person when one is in need of help)
  • Home Back What Have I Learned?Symbolism PracticeRead the poem and decide which numbered lines contain symbolism. Click space bar to seeanswers.THE DRUMdaddy says 1the world is a drum 2tight and hard 3and I told him 4i’m gonna 5beat out my own rhythm 6~Nikki Giovanni~Answers1 2 3 4 5 6Consider these questions:1. What is the author telling youabout the world?2. How does the author plan torespond to the world hedescribes?3. What can you learn from theauthor?4. There is no capitalization inthe poem. Is this symbolic?2 6
  • What have I learned?• Learning is up to you because it is a choice that requiresaction• Figurative Language helps authors communicate deepermeanings, hold your attention, and paint pictures in yourmind• Figurative language can take you to unknown placesHome Back Ultimate Challenge• Do you want what you write to be interesting or boring?• Do you think figurative language can help you be heard?• How can you improve your writing with figurative language?• How can understanding figurative language improve your readingskills?
  • Ultimate ChallengeRead the following poem. Look at each numbered and underlined partand decide what type of figurative language it is.Home AnswersThe butterfly seemed to shimmer like fairy dust (1) across the skiesWhen suddenly the wind picked it up and carried it (2) past my eyesGently stroking my cheeks (3) as it went byI became the wind (4) as I ranTrying to stay wrapped in its soft embrace (5)Only to find myself left behindI bent my head like a balloon losing air (6)Thinking sadly that life is not fairWishing I had the beauty…that is not thereThe sun caresses my face (7) with rays of lightI lift my headI am the butterfly (8) and I can fly!~C. Ryals~Answers(1) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(2) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(3) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(4) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(5) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(6) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(7) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION(8) SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATIONConsider these questions:• What would be a fitting title forthis poem?• What is the author trying tocommunicate with the chosenlanguage?• What can you learn from thispiece?
  • Ultimate ChallengeCompare your answers with the answers in the box. Review if needed. Click space barto see answers.HomeThe butterfly seemed to shimmer like fairy dust (1) across the skiesWhen suddenly the wind picked it up and carried it (2) past myeyesGently stroking my cheeks (3) as it went byI became the wind (4) as I ranTrying to stay wrapped in its soft embrace (5)Only to find myself left behindI bent my head like a balloon losing air (6)Thinking sadly that life is not fairWishing I had the beauty…that is not thereThe sun caresses my face (7) with rays of lightI lift my headI am the butterfly (8) and I can fly!~C. Ryals~Answers(1) SIMILE(2) PERSONIFICATION(3) PERSONIFICATION(4) METAPHOR(5) PERSONIFICATION(6) SIMILE(7) PERSONIFICATION(8) METAPHOR