Today in class we discussed similes and metaphors more.
1st hour students watched a simile and metaphor rap video and a figurative language song. This only took up a few minutes of class but had them singing the rest of the class period about figurative language. They also reviewed their vocabulary words for their quiz on Friday. We then practiced identifying similes and metaphors in short reading passages. This was great test practice for them!
2nd, 5th & 7th hour students watched a short video on similes and metaphors to review the definitions and how they enhance writing. We then practiced writing similes and metaphors in sentences. Similes seem to be a lot easier to write compared to metaphors. Students then wrote a poem about a topic of their choice, such as school, and wrote similes and metaphors about their topic.
Homework: 1st hour students need to study their vocabulary for their quiz on Friday. 2nd, 5th & 7th hour students need to finish their poem if they did not finish in class.