Title: Similes and Metaphors
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[ELA2015] (6) 24: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 21-23 above.) [W.6.4]Digital Tool Description: Haiku Deck allows students to create a photo slide show. Its search feature automatically searches for Creative Commons images that students can use. Students can share their slide shows without having to use an email address.
Title: Musical Metaphors and Similes
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[ELA2015] (9) 13: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper). [RI.9-10.4]Digital Tool Description: This video can be used in a variety of ways with multiple grade levels to teach metaphors and similes.
Title: Simile and Metaphor Cube
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[ELA2015] (4) 42: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.4.5]Digital Tool Description: Cube Creator is a digital resource where students can demonstrate their learning and understanding of similes and metaphors. This tool allows students to insert examples of similes and metaphors they have created into an interactive and printable cube.