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  1. 1. PROJECT OVERVIEWName of Project: What is Figurative Language? Duration: three weeksSubject/Course: English 6A Teacher: Ms. Hampton Grade Level: 6Other subject areas Social Studies, Readingto be included, ifany:Project IdeaSummary of the Students will demonstrate their knowledge of figurative language.issue, challenge, Students will create an accordion book consisting of elements of figurative language.investigation, Students will compose poetry consisting of elements of figurative language.scenario, or problem: Students will present their poetry at a school-wide spoken word festival. Students will compile their poetry in a class book.Driving Question How can we identify figurative language in our literature, music, and interactions?Content and Skills 3.4 – Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text.Standards to beaddressed: - Define how tone or meaning is conveyed in poetry through word choice, figurative language, sentence structure, line length, punctuation, rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. 3.0 Literary Response and Analysis -Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their studies of history and social science. T+A E T+A E © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 1
  2. 2. 21st Century Skills Collaboration x Other:to be explicitly taughtand assessed (T+A) Presentation xor that will beencouraged (E) by Critical Thinking: xproject work, but nottaught or assessed: Presentation Group: Students will present poetry consisting of elements of figurative language to xCulminating an audience. Students will work in groups to create their presentations. Class:Products and xPerformances School: x Community: Students will create an accordion booklet consisting of different elements of Experts: Individual: figurative language. Web: Other: PROJECT OVERVIEWEntry event to Students will listen to music with different elements of figurative language.launch inquiry, Students will utilize different literature titles to find examples of different elements of figurative language.engagestudents: © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 2
  3. 3. Assessments Quizzes/Tests x Practice Presentations x Formative Assessment Journal/Learning Log x Notes x s Preliminary Plans/Outlines/Prototypes x Checklists (During Project) Rough Drafts Concept Maps x Online Tests/Exams Other: Written Product(s), with rubric: x Other Product(s) or Performance(s), with Summative rubric: Assessment _________________________________ s _________________ ___________________________________ (End of _______________ Project) Oral Presentation, with rubric x Peer Evaluation x Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test Self-Evaluation x Essay Test Other: .Resources On-site people, Students will utilize auditorium to present their poetry for an audience of students,Needed facilities: teachers, parents, and community Equipment: Microphones, binding equipment, Materials: pencils, pens, paper Community resources:Reflection Journal/Learning Log x Focus GroupMethods (Individual, Group, Whole-Class Discussion x Fishbowl Discussion and/or Survey Other: Whole Class) © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 3
  4. 4. PROJECT TEACHING AND LEARNING GUIDEProject: Figurative Language Course/Semester: English 6A Knowledge and Skills Needed by Students Scaffolding / Materials / Lessons to be Provided to successfully complete culminating products and by the project teacher, other teachers, experts, performances, and do well on summative assessments mentors, community membersResearch and instruction notes Students will create an accordion book consisting of  elements of figurative language. Teacher will instruct students in the area of, simile, metaphor, personification, and allegoryReading skills Students will utilize their anthology to find examples of  figurative language in their literature piecesPresentation skills Students will present their poetry selections to an audience Writing skills Students will compose their own poetry after being instructed  in how to compose different types of poetryPowerpoint skills Students will complete a book containing all the poetry  created by the studentsContent knowledge Students will have to learn the elements of figurative  language they recorded in their accordion bookletsArt skills Students will create an accordion book and decorate it for  display in the classroom. © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 4
  5. 5. Project CalendarProject: Figurative LanguageStart Date: March 1Week 1MondayEntry Event:Students will listen to music with examples of figurative languageStudents will look at literature selections with examples of figurative languageDiscussion of expectations for team and class workTuesdayExplanation of project details, proceduresExplanations of rubric for major productsStudents will be introduced to SimileWednesdayStudents will be introduced to metaphorThursdayStudents will be introduced to simileFridayStudents will be introduced to allegory © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 5
  6. 6. Week TwoMondayStudents will create accordion books consisting of elements of figurative languageTuesdayStudents will be introduced to composing poetryWednesdayStudents will practice composing poetryThursdayStudents will practice composing poetryFridayStudents will compose poetry for class bookWeek ThreeMondayStudents will rehearse poetry presentationsTuesdayStudents will rehearse poetry presentationsWednesdayStudents will rehearse poetry presentationsThursdayStudents will rehearse poetry presentationsFridayPresentation day © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 6
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  9. 9. P R O J E C T C A L E N D A RProject: Figurative language Start Date: April 2012 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY PROJECT WEEK ONEEntry Event: Explanation of Project Details, ProceduresStudents will read theirliterature selection whole Explanation of rubrics ofclass. major productsStudents will listen tomusic utilizing variousforms of figurativelanguage.Project teamsannounced PROJECT WEEK TWO © 2008 Buck Institute for Education 9