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SIOP Lesson Plan Template 2

Name: Sara Gretina
Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a
text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on
meaning and tone.
Theme: Identifying Figurative Language within a narrative text.

Lesson Topic: Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

Language: List five examples of your groups literary device on the Figurative Language Awards Bookmark.

Content: SWBAT identify several types of imagery and figurative language. They will understand how careful
word choice can generate powerful images in writing. They write a personified speech from the perspective
of a literary device that utilizes examples of literary devices.

Learning Strategies: PowerPoint as Digital Jumpstart; Collaborative Group Work using Write-Round-Table;
Group posters to present information visually and orally; Figurative Language Bookmarks to ensure
personal accountability; Gallery Walk Vote to generate individual voice and opinion; Validation of collective
opinion through Awards Ceremony and trophy posters to be displayed all school year as Anchor Charts.

Key Vocabulary: Literary Device, Figurative Language, imagery, simile, metaphor, alliteration,
personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, idiom
Copies of Figurative Language Bookmark
Literature Textbooks: Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Chart Paper for each group recording nominations

Post-it notes for every student

Motivation: Students are engaged in this Search-and-Discover activity because they will want to (1) be able
to fill in their Figurative Language Bookmarks, (2) win the Figurative Language Award, and (3) generate
their own figurative language when they accept their award.

CLAD through CTEL EDUC X 426.2 Assessment of English Learners

S. Gretina Summer 2015


Presentation: Students will be presented with the lessons goal. Teacher will conduct quick Self-Assessment
of Level of Knowledge (Making Content Comprehensible). Teacher will use PowerPoint as Digital Jumpstart
to introduce Figurative Language. Students will take brief and necessary notes only as directed by Teacher.
1. The students will be compiling a list of examples of literary devices to nominate at the "awards
ceremony." Assign groups to a literary device. The groups should search for the best examples of
their assigned piece of figurative language using Write-Round-Table. By the end of the session, the
students should have a list of their top 5 examples on chart paper, which they can record individually
on a Figurative Language Awards Bookmark.

2. Students will vote for their selections using post-it notes using Gallery Walk Vote.

3. After all votes are in, Awards Ceremony: the "Best Use of Simile," etc. A brief discussion will precede
each trophy concerning HOW this winner was particularly effective in the text.

4. FOLLOW-UP: Create trophy posters with winning figurative language example.

Review/Assessment: Students will be assessed through small-group conference and Figurative Language
Bookmarks during step 1. Gallery Walk Vote (step 2) will allow observation of key students who seem to be
struggling: are they following others votes or do they seem to be thinking on their own? More formative
assessment will occur during step 3 via discussion.

Compose an "Acceptance Speech" for the "Figurative Language Award." Tell them to use as many of their
literary devices (simile, metaphor, personification) as they can in their speech. Speeches will be evaluated
with regard to how many examples of figurative language they contain. One member from each group is
asked to present the "speech" to the crowd.

EXAMPLE: "Winning the award for the best simile is like a dream come true. We are as happy as clams
to accept this award. This award is as good as gold. Thank you!"

CLAD through CTEL EDUC X 426.2 Assessment of English Learners

S. Gretina Summer 2015