ALEX Learning Activity

  

Figurative Language Cafe Activity

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Colby Malloy
System:Lee County
School:East Smiths Station Elementary School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2293
Title:
Figurative Language Cafe Activity
Digital Tool/Resource:
Figurative Language Cafe Instructions
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This learning activity should be used at the end of a lesson or unit on figurative language. The students will create a menu for a new restaurant using figurative language to describe each menu item. 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit. 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
35 ) Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. [SL.5.4]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.5.35- Report on a topic, using a beginning, middle, and end and relevant facts and details; state an opinion about the topic.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
42 ) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.5.5]

a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context. [L.5.5a]

b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs. [L.5.5b]

c. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words. [L.5.5c]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.5.42- Demonstrate understanding of simple and/or various forms of figurative language.
ELA.AAS.5.42c- Identify common synonyms and antonyms (e.g., happy-glad, hot-cold).


Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to use appropriate facts and relevant descriptive details to support their main idea or theme.

Students will demonstrate understandings of figurative language and word relationships by describing various food items for their menu. 

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

This learning activity should be used at the end of a lesson or unit on figurative language. The students will complete the activity Figurative Language Cafe. In this activity, students will create a menu for a new restaurant using figurative language to describe each menu item. Students can complete this activity individually or with a partner. This can be created using Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or paper. After the completion of the activity, the students will present their menu to the class and discuss their menu item descriptions. 

Assessment Strategies:

The activity instructions page includes a rubric that the teacher will use to assess the student's mastery of figurative language and word relationships, as well as their ability to use appropriate facts and relevant details to support the theme of the restaurant. 


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher will need to make a copy of Figurative Language Cafe Activity and share it with the students in Google Classroom or share the link to the activity. If access to a device with Google Classroom or Docs is not available, then the teacher can display the activity using a projector or print out a paper copy for students to use. 

The teacher may want to have plain white paper, construction paper, and other materials available for students who do not want to make their menu on the computer. 

Variation Tips (optional):

Figurative Language Cafe could be used to extend rigor. Students could swap menus with a partner, place an order, and decide how much their meal would cost them or their family. This would allow for a Math tie-in with the addition of decimals. 

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

This activity can be completed independently or with a partner depending on the students' levels of ability. 

  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: cafe, figurative language, idiom, menu, metaphor, simile