Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"A fun day brought to you by Ms. D" (Similes & Metaphors)

Who doesn't love a good simile or metaphor?  Well, that was the focus for some of our activities this week.  The first thing we did after reviewing them was add them into our center rotations.  My kids are a busy bunch, so I came up with this Simile/Metaphor Sort:

The blue cards include similes or metaphors and students sorted them into the respective categories.  They liked the busy-ness of it and it took the solid 15 minutes so it was a great exercise for the Superlative Six!

In other news...I found this AMAZING video online on YouTube (I don't know how people taught without it) about similes/metaphors in songs.  As we watched/listened as a whole group I had my kids take notes and sort the song lyrics into categories.  Click for this AMAZING You Tube Video!

 I chose this picture to post because it's the same kid that made a resolution here to be a better student/improve in hw/school...and he totally has.  A light bulb has gone off.  His work is so much better than it used to be and he was so ATTENTIVE during this.  Anything that holds their attention is GOLDEN in my book!  This lesson comes HIGHLY recommended by not only me, but by my little cuties:

As one of my cuties said at the end of class, "A fun day in ELA brought to you by Ms. D!"  Awwwwwww


Kim said...

Hi Ms. D!
Aren't you glad Katy Perry sang Firework?
That was our intro to metaphors--before I knew about the video.
I like the idea of the sort--what a nice break from pencil and paper.

Thanks for the ideas!

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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