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9:40-10:30 Reading Workshop

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

ELAGSE4L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Standards of VA4MC.1 Engages in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas
Excellence VA4CU.2 Views and discusses selected artworks
VA4PR.2 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art
processes (drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media) using tools and materials in a safe and
appropriate manner to develop skills.

What is figurative language?

Why do we use figurative language?
What is a simile?
Essential What is a metaphor?
Questions What is alliteration?
What is a hyperbole?

Figurative Language, Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia

Resources/Mat Muddy as a Duck in a Pond, If You Hopped like a Frog, Youre Toast, Animalia, Mud, My Daddy Snores, Figurative Language Posters, Post-Its, Dictionary
erials or old book pages, letter stencils, Litchenstein Masterworks (Powerpoint).
Connect, Introduce
Introduce simile: a Introduce metaphor: A Introduce alliteration:
Teach, Active onomatopoeia. If needed, continue
comparison between two comparison between two things Alliteration happens when
Onomatopoeia is word work on Onomatopoeia
Engagement, things using like or as. without using like or as. Saying words that start with the
that mimics the sound of Art Project.
Link the two things are the same. same sound are used close
the object or action it
Authors use similes to lift Uses is, are, was. together in a phrase or
refers to. When you If students are finished
their writing form ordinary to sentence. The sound is
pronounce a word, it will with onomatopoeia
extraordinary, and to help us Authors use metaphors to lift usually a consonant and
mimic its sound. project, then students
visualize what the author is their writing form ordinary to the words don't have to
(Examples) can read independently
trying to say. extraordinary, and to help us always be right next to
and look for figurative
Ask students to share visualize what the author is one another. One of the
One of the senses that is language to add to
examples they know. trying to say. fun features of alliteration
easiest for authors to board. (Add
Example: She is smart. We Example: My dad is strong. We is when it becomes a
tap into is the sense of Onomatopoeia)
can lift this by adding a can lift this by adding a tongue twister (examples
sound by use of
simile and say, she is smart metaphor and saying, my dad is of tongue twisters)
like Einstein, or she is smart Hercules, conquering every
Onomatopoeia is the use
as a fox. challenge thrown his way. Alliteration focuses
of a word or words that
readers' attention on a
are indicative of a sound
Read Muddy as a Duck in a Read Youre Toast. particular section of text.
that the source of the
Puddle and If You Hopped Alliterative sounds create
like a Frog. Introduce Figurative Language rhythm and mood and can sound produces. It is
board, where each figurative have particular used primarily because
Introduce Figurative language device will be posted connotations. For example, describing sounds with
Language board, where each and students will post examples repetition of the "s" sound words can be difficult for
figurative language device that they have found in their often suggests a snake-like an author.
will be posted and students own reading. Add metaphor. quality, implying slyness
will post examples that they and danger Read Mud or My Daddy
have found in their own Snores.
reading. First is simile. Read Animalia.
Look at art by
Create Alliterations with Litchenstein, talk about
student names. comics, maybe show
Introduce Figurative
Language board, where Onomatopoeia Project
each figurative language based on Litchenstein
device will be posted and Masterwork.
students will post http://artisandesarts.blo
examples that they have
found in their own reading. matopoeia-art.html
Add alliteration.

Students will read Students will read Students will read Students will work on Students will continue
Work Time independently looking for independently looking for independently looking for Onomatopoeia Art working on projects, or
similes in their books and metaphors in their books and alliteration in their books Projects. read independently
Independent recording them on a sticky recording them on a sticky note and recording them on a looking for figurative
Reading note to put on our figurative to put on our figurative sticky note to put on our language.
language board. language board figurative language board.
Share their findings. Share their findings. Share their findings. N/A Share projects or
Share figurative language
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