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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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Donna Weston

March 08, 2014

This was a useful resource.

Thank you

Donna

 

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 !

 

 

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