Lesson Plan : Express Yourself!

Teacher Name:
 Amy Haerr
 Grade 6
 Language Arts

 Figurative Language and Context Clues
 Figurative Language: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idiom, imagery, personification.
 TLW identify figurative language used in "A Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck with a 90% accuracy. TLW distinquish between a simile and a metaphor with a 95% accuracy. TLW examine and classify various figurative language phrases from "A Long Way from Chicago" with 90% accuracy. TLW categorise figurative language phrases on Post It! notes and label them correctly using poster boards with 90% accuracy. TLW justify placement of figurative language phrases in groupings with 90% accuracy.
 0601.1.16 context clues 0601.5.5 logical word choice to complete synonyms/antonyms/categories/whole and part/functions 0601.3.11 complete a graphic organizer 0601.8.7 analyze figurative language 0601.8.8 identify examples of sound devices
  Paper Pencil Graphic Organizer Post It! Notes Poster boards Promethean Board Tape Markers Figurative Language Flip Chart
 1. Students will begin with a journal entry. They will be asked to write about the following: "Do you think it was right for Grandma tocatch the fish in the trap and use someone else's boat? Why or why not?" They will need to write four sentences on the journal. 2. Students will be called on randomly to share their journals. 3. The teacher will then transition by handing out graphic organizers. The students will be instructed to put their names and date on the paper. 4. The teacher will ask questions prompting students to think about the topic they are about to cover, as well as review what has already been discussed in previous lessons about figurative language. 5. The teacher will direct the students' attentions to the Promethean Board, where a flipchart will be done to review.
 1. Using the Promethean board, the teacher will present a flipchart reviewing figurative language(Alliteration, Hyperbole, Idiom, Imagery, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, Personification, and Simile). 2. The teacher will go page by page, emphasizing key words students should use to complete their graphic organizers. 3. After the last page, the teacher will ask for any questions or comments on what the students have just relearned. 4. The teacher will then transition to review context clues and their importance in understanding figures of speech (figurative language). 5. Students will copy missing words down from the flipchart onto their graphic organizers. 6. Once the graphic organizer is completed, students will be instructed that they will be doing an activity in pairs to review the material that was just covered.
 1. Students will be paired up with another student. 2. Students will be shown directions for a game they will be playing using figurative language from "A Long Way from Chicago". Directions will be displayed on the Promethean Board. 3. Students will be given 30 mins. to complete the activity. 4. At the conclusion of 30 mins, time will be called and each team will have to justify their responses and reasonings for classifying a figurative language phrase into a certain category.
 1. Students who are ELL will be paired with a fluent English speaker to help with instruction. 2. Students performing at lower functual rates than peers will be paired with a higher funtioning student for assistance during the pair activity. 3. All students will be prompted to help with correct placement of figurative language phrases.
Checking For Understanding:
 1. Ability to correctly place and justify placement of figurative language phrases into the correct grouping (simile, metaphor, etc). 2. Ability to complete graphic organizer and note taking 3. Discussion sessions --- ability to ask and answer questions on figurative language and context clues. 4. Ability to successfully complete the worksheet on figurative language.
 The teacher will review the topics covered in class and remind the students that they will continue with the game/activity during class time on the next day.
 Students will be given a formative assessment at the end of the week to measure retention of the lesson's objectives.

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