Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Figuratively Speaking

My class just finished a reading unit on figurative language. It was so much fun to teach/review this with fifth graders! I loved being able to build on what they already knew, and go a little deeper. This year I taught it with Reading (well I always have taught it through reading, but mostly had a grammar/language arts view in my lessons).

Once again Pinterest ideas struck my lessons. My co-teacher found a link on Pinterest to a figurative language booklet idea. After looking at that and a few other ideas we came up with our own "version" of this booklet. The kids did GREAT! I also made a mimio to go along with the unit and used picture books each day (with each type of figurative language) as an "attention getter" or opener.

I LOVE how the booklets came out, so here are a few pictures. Also CLICK HERE to get the figurative language packet which also includes a rubric I made in order to grade them!

The covers:



A few pages:








6 comments:

vicky1970 said...

Hi Jessica
It all looks great - super cute and fun for your students!
Vicky
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

mrsyoung said...

I don't teach writing, but had to download your booklet! Awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us : )

Young Daze in 5th Grade

Sara Soucy said...

Those are so cool! That is definitely a project I would have loved when I was in elementary school.

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Cindy E. said...

Hi Jessica,
I love your booklet idea! Would you mind sharing the names of the picture books you used with each type of figurative language? Thanks a bunch!!
Cindy

ThinkWonder Teach said...

Amazing! I wanna come hang out in your classroom!!

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I appreciate your time, effort, and generosity!