Class: Junior V Duration: 3 periods Skill: Creative writing Date: Day One Objectives: Students will be able to: interpret metaphors. differentiate between similes and metaphors. use similes and metaphors to write a poem Step No 1To stimulate discussion students will be asked that What do we use when we compare things?As the students have already learnt similes, therefore they will be able to come up with: SIMILE SIMILEIn this connection, they will be asked to further modify it, i.e. share the definition withexamples. Step No 2 In order to build upon their previous learnings, a movie will be shown in which examplesof similes will be shown and then another way of comparison will also be shared withexamples and that is: METAPHOR METAPHOR
The students can come up with their own definitions and that is: A metaphor states that one thing is something else. It is acomparison, but it does NOT use like or as to make thecomparison.For example: Her hair is silk. The sentence is comparing (or stating) that hair is silk. Step No 3 In this connection a power point presentation will be shown to clarify the concept and the students will be asked questions in this connection.More examples will be discussed with meanings and the metaphorical aspect and studentswill be asked to give examples of their own.Day twoPractice: Step No 1Previous days learnings will be discussed with examples. Step No 2The following activity will be done to assess the students understanding:Select the choice that explains the meaning of the metaphor as it is used in thesentence. 1. Jeffrey is an ox. The metaphor is an ox.: Jeffrey is deaf. Jeffrey is weak. Jeffrey is strong.
2. Lori is the apple of her fathers eye. The metaphor Lori is the apple: Lori is loved by her father. Loris father is mad at her. Lori has an apple tree in her yard 3. Mary was feeling blue after her dog was hit by a car. The metaphor : Mary didnt like cars. Mary was sad. Mary wore blue pants. 4. Jeff is a volcano after hearing his brother borrowed his car without permission. The metaphor Jeff is a volcano: Jeff is angry. Jeff lives in Hawaii. Jeff has a triangle head. 5. John is a giant in his class, towering a foot over his classmates. The metaphor John is a giant: John is short. John is from a fairy tale. John is tall. Step No 3Answers will be shared in the form of discussion so that if there are any difficulties, itcould be solved.Day threeStep No 1As the students have already got exposure of writing poems using similes, therefore theywill be asked to write poems on any thing which they like using similes and metaphors.
The following examples will be shared: Life is a journey not a destination And I just cant tell what tomorrow brings. Its a long, long road From which there is no return. While were on the way to there Why not share? Happiness is a seed You can hold it in your hand And plant it in the earth To nurture, nourish...tend Then you need not wait in earnest For it is within your care Reap the harvest as you choose As little or as much as you dareThe students will then write their first draft and if time permits, then presentations willstart. Students will come in front and share their pieces (1st draft)Collection of written material of first draft to be edited by the teacher in order to help students prepare the 2nd draft.