I will begin the lessons in this unit by writing the phrase “figurative language” on the board and asking the students to state what they already know about figurative language. This will facilitate an open forum discussion on the information/material previously taught in class on figurative language before the beginning of this unit. The students will review what they know by participating in the class discussion. During the class discussion, I will create a classroom chart and list the student responses on personification, similes, hyperboles, and imagery and the examples of each of the figurative language given. This unit introduction will serve as a general overview for students and as a review of previously taught figurative language.
The students will be given a journal that will serve as a writer’s log throughout the unit. All the students will keep a writer’s log to note- take, reflect, and practice writing. I feel that keeping a writer’s log will help the students absorb and comprehend the material introduced. The students writer’s log will also serve as a daily assessment tool for me to track and view student progress. Through this writer’s log, I will be better able to provide students with immediate feedback and/or redirect any misunderstanding.