Title: Similes and Metaphors
Haiku Deck app Web Address URL:
[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: Fact and Opinion Interactive Game
PBS Arthur Facts & Opinions Game Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 17: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. [RI.9-10.8]Digital Tool Description: This game encompasses a mini-lesson on facts and opinions, and then students are able to play an interactive game to assess their knowledge. Great way to introduce facts and opinions.
Title: Musical Metaphors and Similes
Metaphor and Simile Video Web Address URL:
[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.