Friday, August 17, 2012


WHAM!  It's Figurative Language time!  We are going to be spending the next few school days reading books with examples and coming up with our own figurative language expressions that we can use in our writing.  Today we began with O-n-o-m-a-t-o-p-o-e-i-a!  This is one of my favorites because the kids really enjoy coming up with the sound words.

We read "Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type" and "Stellaluna" to see examples of how writers use onomatopoeia in their stories.  The kids read the "Click, Clack, Moo" and "Click, Clack, Quack" what we got to those parts because they were having so much fun.  In "Stellaluna" the onomatopoeia is not as in your face, so I had the kids say "Ding!" when they heard me read an example.  (Yes, using onomatopoeia to detect onomatopoeia!)  They then wrote the examples they heard on post-its and put them on the anchor chart I made.

I warn you now, I am a pretty creative and crafty person, but I have no drawing ability AT ALL!!  Kids are not responsible for those amazing pictures under the definition.  That is all my original work!  LoL  See kids, even teachers aren't perfect!

We learned about different ways to add interest by word choice this week and I totally forgot to snap a picture of the anchor chart we made for that.  The kids read descriptive poems and then drew what they saw.  We use that lesson to reinforce that they need to paint a picture with their words.  I'll get a picture of it next week!


  1. That sounds like a fun lesson for your class!

    That's funny that you don't have drawing ability when your mom sure does! It must skip a generation and if so, your kids will be amazing artists. I don't have any either.

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