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Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

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Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Mobile Devices to Illustrate Literary Devices

Using mobile devices, students capture images to represent literary devices. Students then reflect on why their images depict the literary devices.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 28

Poet William Blake was born in 1757.

As a class, students brainstorm abstract concepts and personify that concept through a drawing or story told about the character who personifies that concept.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 14

Valentine's Day is today!

Students find examples of figurative language and write an original example of each device, illustrate, and share them with the class.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 30

Caldecott Medal-winner Virginia Lee Burton was born on this day in 1909.

Students discuss similarities in Burton's illustrations and writing style in her many books, in addition to her use of personification.


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Grades   K – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Tracking and Supporting Student Learning with Kidwatching

In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Teachers observe and take notes on students’ understanding of skills and concepts and then use the observations to determine effective strategies for future instruction.


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Grades   4 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Unveiling Idioms: A Game of Concentration

Brainstorm popular expressions with friends and family, then explore their meanings through game play and writing/drawing/cut-and-paste activities.


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