The student communicates
through The Arts.
The student uses listening
and observation skills to gain understanding.
communicates ideas clearly and effectively.
The student understands the
meaning of what is read.
be able to identify and interpret figurative language used by an
author through drama and movement.
Class novel or read aloud.
props such as scarves, instruments, found objects.
the level of students, teacher can either identify the figurative
language for students, or ask students to find the figurative
language in a passage or on a page.
In either case, secretly assign one of the examples of
figurative language to a group. This can be done with similes,
metaphors, idioms, etc., whichever device is being taught at the
creates a situation illustrating the language.
groups must guess what the idiom, etc. is being performed,
something like charades.
For more or a
challenge, give groups a word, perhaps an adjective from the
vocabulary list, and have them create a situation (a visual
simile) to illustrate. The challenge is not in describing the actual word, but to
identify the simile or metaphor created with the word.
This can be
difficult at first but it also illustrates the importance of the
figurative language fitting the situation.