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Lesson Plan Day Twelve

Teacher Name Miss Rawson Date November 30, 2016

Subject Area English Language Arts Grade 6P
Topic Maniac Magee Figurative Language Time 60 minutes

General Learner General Outcome 2

Outcome(s) Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to
Taken from Alberta comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print,
Program of Studies and other media texts.
2.2 – Respond to Texts
Students will:
 Appreciate the artistry of texts: Explain how metaphor,
Specific Learner personification, and synecdoche are used to create mood
Outcome(s) and mental images
Taken from Alberta 2.3 – Understand Forms, Elements, and Techniques
Program of Studies Students will:
 Experiment with language: Explain how imagery and
figurative language, such as personification and alliteration,
clarify and enhance meaning
Students will:
Learning  Define personification, alliteration, idioms, simile,
Objectives metaphor, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia
What do you want your
students to learn?  Identify personification, alliteration, idioms, similes,
metaphors, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia
Assessment I will provide students with a worksheet in which they have to
How will you know your apply their knowledge of figurative language. I will be able to
students have learned? assess their understanding once they complete the worksheet.
Students will need:
Materials  Writing utensil
What resources will you I will need:
 Figurative language worksheet
 Figurative language PowerPoint

Introduction Have comprehension questions from previous chapters from

(5 minutes) Maniac Magee on Smart Board to help engage and focus students.
Body Discuss different types of figurative language.
(10 minutes) Quick review of simile and metaphor.
Idioms – a phrase that means something different from the
individual words in it
Alliteration – same beginning sound
Onomatopoeia – words that imitate real sounds
Personification – give human qualities to non-human things
Hyperbole – extreme exaggeration to make a point

(10 minutes) Hand out worksheet and have students work on it. They may work
on it with a partner.

Have students hand in worksheet. Due Thursday if they have not


(25 minutes) Read chapters 27 – 32 silently.

Have students write one event or one character trait on their
(5 minutes)
Collect books and bookmarks.
Figurative Language

 Idioms – a phrase that means something different from the

individual words in it (example: it’s raining cats and dogs)
 Simile – compare two things using “like” or “as” (example: you shine
like the sun)
 Metaphor – compare two things without using “like” or “as”
(example: life is a highway)
 Alliteration – same beginning sound (example: Sally sold seashells by
the seashore)
 Onomatopoeia – words that imitate real sounds (example: BAM!)
 Personification – give human qualities to non-human things
(example: the leaves dance in the wind)
 Hyperbole – extreme exaggeration to make a point (example: I told
you a million times)

Label each statement using the seven figures of speech found above.
1. _____________ Alice ate an apple.
2. _____________ Hold your horses.
3. _____________ Doing homework is like doing chores.
4. _____________ The bathroom sink drip-drops, drip-drops.
5. _____________ I have a ton of homework.
6. _____________ Streets are streams, cars are fish.
7. _____________ Her hair was as dark as night.
8. _____________ I’ll finish washing dishes faster than you can blink,
9. _____________ The cookies begged me to eat them.
10. _____________ Peter Pipe picked a pickled pepper.
11. _____________ “Ahhhhhhhh”, “Weeeeee”, “Woooo-hoooo”, was all
you heard on the rollercoaster.
12. _____________ The rain gently kissed my cheeks.
13. _____________ The stars winked at me.
14. _____________ My coffee was hot like lava.
15. _____________ A taste of your own medicine.
16. _____________ Each morning, I woke to the sound “beep, beep,
17. _____________ All bark and no bite.
18. _____________ I am a rock, strong and hard.
19. _____________ Weird Wally waits, wishes, and whistles while wanting
20. _____________ I ate so much, I think I’m going to explode.
21. _____________ The test was a walk in the park.