1. Review nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and prepositions using trade books: The Planet Without Pronouns by Justin McCoy Martin, Hairy, Scary, Ordinary by Brian Cleary, A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink by Brian Cleary, and Under Over by the Clover by Brian Cleary. Parts of speech can also be reviewed with The Grammarheads parts of speech videos. (YouTube access or actual Grammarheads site)
2. Begin the lesson with whole group practice. Pass out copies of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Students will work in pairs to identify parts of speech by circling nouns, boxing in pronouns, underlining adjectives, and marking prepositional phrases with parentheses. After 5-7 minutes share answers. (Time limits may vary.)
3. Students will then work in pairs to mark figurative language at the end of each line accordingly: S=simile, M=metaphor, I=imagery, P=personification, O=onomatopoeia
After 5-7 minutes share answers. (Time limits may vary.)
4. Students will draw randomly for a selected Christmas carol to mark for parts of speech and figurative language. Students will work in partners and chart answers. Charts may be created digitally (Word, Active Inspire,etc.), on chart paper, etc. Allow 10-15 minutes. (Time limits may vary.)
5. Allow each pair of students to share parts of speech and figurative language found in selected carols. (May be digital format or paper) Also, allow them to share grammar or literary elements they may have discovered beyond the suggested. Students will turn in annotated copy of song for assessment.
6. Close the lesson by doing a "sing along" with favorite Christmas carols. Student pairs may volunteer to lead the class with their selected song.