Author:
Patricia
Subject:
Secondary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Lesson Plan, Remix, UEN, photography
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Figurative Language Images

Figurative Language Images

Overview

This lesson plan was created as a way for students to show their understanding of six different types of figurative language. Students will need to have learned about simile, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and personification. Students will also need to have learned about citing sources for images found online.

 

Image License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Summary

In this lesson students will be using photographs (either photographs that they take themselves or photographs they find online) to represent six different types of figurative langauge. Students will create an Adobe Spark video using their photographs and figurative language sentences.

  • Three 45 minute class periods
  • Face-to-face or virtual
  • Author Patricia McKinlay 

 

Background for Teachers

 

  • To teach this lesson, your students will need an understanding of simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia. 
  • To teach this lesson, your students need to have learned about photo copyrights. The students also need to have completed a lesson on how to give credit to the photographer. 
  • This lesson is a wrap up/review activity for our figurative language unit. 
  • The following resources can help you teach this topic...

 

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

 

 

Learning Intentions:

  • Students will be able to use their knowledge of figurative language to create sentences that match a selected or taken photograph
  • Students will be able to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text including figurative and connotative meanings
  • Students will be able to properly give credit for the images they use in this assignment
  •  

Success Criteria:

  • Students will create an Adobe Spark video. The video needs to contain six types of figurative language  (simile, metaphor, alliteration, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, personification). 
  • Students will select six images (these can be taken by the students or found online). 
  • Students will compose a sentence using one type of figurative language for each image.
  • The figurative language sentences will correctly reflect what is seen in the image.
  • Students will compile images and sentences into an Adobe Spark Video.

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

 

Student Background Knowledge

Language Standard 5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

a.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

  • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of 6 different forms of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia).
  • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have completed a lesson on citing sources of digital images that they find online.
  • Prior to this lesson, students have completed a brief overview of Adobe Spark video.

Strategies for Diverse Learners

  • I will also give learners with diverse needs to have extended time.
  • Depending on their individual IEP, students will be able to work with peers.
  • I would also have some images already selected for students to use that lend themselves well to figurative language.
  • Students might also be allowed to select less than 6 images.

Step 3 - Instruction

Figurative Language Adobe Spark

Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Language Arts

 

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

Students will demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by creating an Adobe Spark video using images and figurative language sentences.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

6th Grade Language Arts

Language Standard 5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

a.

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language
  2. Students will take photographs or use images found online to represent figurative language
  3. Students will properly cite sources for any images found online.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  1. Computer
  2. Adobe Spark

 

VERIFICATION

  1. Completed Adobe Spark video. The video needs to contain six images and six sentences that represent the indicated types of figurative language. (simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, alliteration)

ACTIVITY

  1. Students will need to select six images. Students can either take their own photographs or search online for images.
  2. Students should be given instructions in advance in case they want to use their own photographs.
  3. Students will review the guidelines for citing sources for their online images.
  4. Students should be instructed to take or search for images that correspond to the assigned figurative language terms.
  5. Students can format their Adobe Spark presentation any way they choose. The criteria is only that they have six images and six sentences to match the images.
  6. Students are required to add music to their presentation.
  7. Students are required to have a sources cited page in their presentation.

 

Teacher Steps

  1. Instruct students to select six images to use for their presentation. They may also use photographs that they have taken themselves. This should probably take 20-30 minutes.
  2. Instruct students to make note of the citations for the images being used.
  3. Once students have selected their images, instruct them to create one sentence for each image. Each sentence should correspond to one of the six assigned types of figurative language.   (simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, alliteration).
  4. Once the students have written their sentences, instruct them to begin their Adobe Spark presentation. The should be allowed 1-2 class periods to complete this assignment.

Submission

  1. Students will submit a link to their completed Adobe Spark video presentation.
  2. Students will meet the criteria presented in the rubric.

 

 

 

 

Please see attached rubric and example.

 

 

 

 

Step 4 - Assessments

Students will be assessed on their ability to complete the project. Students will be required to meet all of the elements of the attached rubric. When the student has completed the assignment, they will submit their final product on Canvas.