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Learning Experience Plan

Subject: English
Grade level: 9th Grade
Unit: Figurative Language
Length of LEP (days/periods/minutes): 3days/25 minutes
Topic: Similes and Metaphors
Content Standards: (include only standards addressed in this LEP)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.1

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances


in word meanings.
a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism oxymoron) in context and analyze
their role in the text.
b. Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

Literacy Standards: (include only standards addressed in this LEP)


Learning Experience Outcomes (knowledge/skills) Learning Experience Assessments
Students will:
I Have Dream Speech
Identify similes and metaphors.
The homework will allow students to
Differentiate between similes and
accurately depict what a metaphor is and
metaphors.
interpret why.
Create examples of similes and
Two index card activity
metaphors.
Differentiation (What will you do to meet the needs of students at these different levels?)
Approaching
On-level
Beyond
Curriculum Integration (Does this lesson correlate with any other content area? Describe.)
Social Studies because we are reading the Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Speech which is a huge trade mark in History.

Materials
-Pen/Pencil
-Paper
-Worksheet
-Powerpoint

Procedures/Strategies
Day 1 (add additional days as needed)
Sponge Activity (activity that will be done as students enter the room to get them into the mindset of the concept to be
learned)
Students will listen to a set of three 21st Century songs and work together to find
images that the artist uses to compare two unlike things.
1) Firework- Katy Perry
2) Lost In The World-Kanye West
3) Umbrella- Rihanna
Anticipatory Set (focus question/s that will be used to get students thinking about the days lesson)
Ask the question: Why do authors or artists use images in their writing?
Activating Prior Knowledge (what information will be shared with/among students to connect to prior
knowledge/experience) Students will be asked to describe the look, smell and feel of a set of
items that I will bring to class, using similes.

Direct Instruction (input, modeling, check for understanding)


We call this Figurative Language but today we will focus on Similes and Metaphors
1)Ask students what is Figurative Language and take into consideration their
interpretations.
2)Define the term:
Figurative language expresses an idea that goes beyond the actual meaning
of the words for a more descriptive result.
3)Focus in on Similes and metaphors:
a. Okay! So now that we understand a broad picture of what figurative language
is lets focus on similes and metaphors.
b. Who wants to be the brave soul to try and define a simile?
c. Present the power point:
- So first we are going to work out what a simile is (Show Slide)
a. A simile is a comparison between two unlike subjects using like or as.
FOCUS ON METAPHORS
a. A metaphor is not to be confused with a simile because although it does
compare two unlike objects, it DOES NOT use like or as.
Final : ASK STUDENTS TO RECALL THE DEFINITION OF BOTH A SIMILE
AND METAPHOR.
Guided Practice (how students will demonstrate their grasp of new learning)
-Students will work together to read the first paragraph of Martin Luther Kings I
Have A Dream speech and carefully determine/highlight the metaphors that are
used. We will review it together.
Independent Practice (what students will do to reinforce learning of the lesson)
Forhomeworkstudentswillindependentlyreadthroughaselectedparagraphfrom
MartinLutherKingsIHaveADreamspeech.Findthemetaphorsand
explain/interpretwhatisbeingcompared.
Closure (action/statement by teacher designed to bring lesson presentation to an appropriate close)
Quick review of similes and metaphors and tomorrow personification
References: (e.g. Book, course packet, pg. #, complete web address URL)
1) https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/dr-king-similies-and-metaphors-lesson-planidentifying-literary-conventions-in-a-historical-speech/
-BrainPop Lesson plan on similes in Dr.Kings I Have A Dream Speech.
2) https://www.youtube.com/