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Review: Personification, Idioms and Similes

CCSS:

L.4.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing,


speaking, reading, or listening.
L.4.1 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard
English grammar and usage when writing or speaking

Materials:
SpongeBob drawing
idiom pictures
dream catchers
feathers to write on
Nevada textbook
Review Idioms and Personification:
Personification: Students will be able to identify human like
characteristics to an object that is not human.
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Review that personification is when you give human like characteristics to
things that aren't human.

Ask students what SpongeBob can do in the show that actual


sponges can't do.
Idioms: Students will be able to determine the actual meaning of the
idioms given.
Review that idioms have a different meaning than the actual or literal
meaning of each word.
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Students will share with their groups the actual meaning of the
pictures shown. We will discuss whole group as well.

Similes Review:
A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things or people, which
are not similar using like or as.
Examples:
John is as brave as a lion.
My dog is as big as an elephant.
She sings like an angel.
Jake swims like a fish.
Discuss what is being compared in the following sentences.
Beth has brown eyes and hair as dark as the midnight sky.
The beaches white sand felt as hot as a skillet.
Andrew's room smelled like the inside of an old lunchbox.
As soon as they arrived at the park, the children scattered like ants.
Activity: Students will create similes using information about Native
Americans from the Nevada textbook.
Students will be called back into small groups based on their reading
group.
I have grouped these students based on their STAR Assessment
Ticket-Out-The-Door:
Students will turn to their neighbor and identify what a simile is, what
personification is and what an idiom is.