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Mr James

Poetry - The Dreadful Menace - Lesson 1: Figurative Language

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts, Writing

Student Instructions

This sequence of work is based on an advert from the Winter Olympics in 2014. Link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wle3-h1yxc0 This is an introductions lesson. Picking apart the poem, understanding some of the phrases and figurative language meaning. Read the attached teaching slides and then complete the following tasks: TASK 1 - Finding Winter as a powerful thing Use the highlighting highlighter tool in different colours to show Winter being shown as a powerful thing that are used throughout the poem. Use the voice recorder mic to say why you think these phrases are powerful images of winter, including your most powerful! TASK 2 - Showing Figurative Language Find examples of figurative language in the poem and add them to the table using labels label use the voice recorder mic to explain your choices further. Don't forget to zoom in at the top left on the template to see the sheet more clearly! EXTENSION - Complete the extended poetry response sheet using labels label add a voice recording mic to add any further thoughts Finally, complete the exit ticket to say how you found the learning! like Enjoy! like