Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment

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  • Aug 9 2010 11:39 AM

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In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students use Richard Wilbur's poem "The Writer" as an inspiration as they write their own extended metaphor, describing themselves as writers. Because the activity asks students to reflect on their writing habits and process, the lesson is useful at key points in a term--at the beginning when writers are getting to know each other, at a point in the term when students need to consider changing or adding new techniques, or at the end of the term, when students reflect on their writing over the course of the class. Less

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies

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