ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
- Published Comments
Dr. David Abe
March 09, 2010
This assignment group is an idea I have been considering for quite a while, but didn't have the guts to try it. With the instructions and helps you provide, I tried it with Great Success.
My University Sophmores gobbled this assignment up and really plunged into it....much to my surprise ! I modified it some, by eliminating their writing choices down to paper, letter or short story with a 100-200 word limit and did it all in class. Gave assignment one week for them to think about and to do the writing the next class period. Many of my students were very hesitant to start on Poetry (the old "that's too hard" stuff!) but after reading The Writer in class with them and explaining it with them, they got the metaphor idea well, and just seemed to fly with it.
Thank you for this wonderful tool.......AND....I WILL use it again !
- Post a Comment
Have you tried this lesson? If so, what worked well for you? Did you make any changes? Do you have different resources to recommend? Share your thoughts here.
- Send Us Feedback
We are always working to improve our content. Please contact us to share your thoughts about this lesson plan, including any concerns or suggestions.