By Susan Van Zile, Mary Napoli and Emily Ritholz
“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!