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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Figurative Language Awards Ceremony
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Using mobile devices, students capture images to represent literary devices. Students then reflect on why their images depict the literary devices.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 28
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
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
Students discuss similarities in Burton's illustrations and writing style in her many books, in addition to her use of personification.
Grades K – 8 | Strategy Guide
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.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 4 – 8 | Activity & Project
Brainstorm popular expressions with friends and family, then explore their meanings through game play and writing/drawing/cut-and-paste activities.