As Slippery as an Eel: An Ocean Unit Exploring Simile and Metaphor


  • Aug 18 2010 9:24 PM

    Wendy Marsters

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  • Aug 7 2010 9:45 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students explore simile and metaphor in fiction and nonfiction ocean books. Using the figurative language they have identified in their readings as a model, students revise their own work to add simile and metaphor. Students then write new pieces that include figurative language as part of a class book. This lesson uses the Multigenre Mapper interactive activity. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Literature, Science, Reading Comprehension