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Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment

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Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 13

Seamus Heaney was born on this day in 1939.

Students focus on the figurative language in Heaney's poem, "Digging," and discuss the speaker's attitude, and how metaphor, simile, and image contribute to the poem.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 19

Poet and author Pat Mora was born on this day in 1942.

Students study and write extended metaphors through the use of Pat Mora's book.

 

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