Big Idea:Other versions of a popular story are so fun to read aloud. In this case we use a different story to compare versions and explore how an author uses figurative language in their books. Students will begin to practice slowing down for figurative language.
Big Idea:Figuring out the language author's use to help their story are sometimes taken literally by our students. This is an easy story to use to help students practice looking for and understanding exaggerated and figurative language.
Big Idea:This lesson teaches students what a cinquain poem is, how to write one, and also focuses on the use of similes and metaphors in poetry. Students will look for similes and metaphors used in poetry and music.