Figurative Language: Using Picture Books to Teach Literary Elements

By Susan Van Zile, Mary Napoli and Emily Ritholz

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“My abuelita is round. Robust, she says, like a calabaza. A pumpkin.” —from My Abuelita Two lessons that help students develop an understanding of the literary element, figurative language: Lesson 1, Similes Lesson 2, Hyperbole Each lesson uses a model text, and offers a critical question, a warm-up, step-by-steps, and a wrap-up. Also includes a list of 10 books for teaching figurative language—with teaching tips and interdisciplinary connections—plus connections to the Common Core State Standards!

Grades 4-8

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