This will be a quick post because I have a pounding headache and my bed is calling my name 🙂
But we’ve been having some fun in 4th grade this week and I wanted to link up and share what we’ve been up to!
One of my favorite things to teach is figurative language. I LOVE watching the students catch on and find figurative language in all sorts of activities, and then use it in their creative writing.
If you walk by my classroom during the weeks we’re working on it, you might be astonished by the noise level and think we’re holding a middle school dance. But don’t worry, it’s just my students learning!
I’ve found the BEST way to get my kiddos to understand fig lang is to use music. They can all relate to it and ENJOY finding fig lang in songs they know and love.
I was SO excited when I came across Erin’s Interactive Notebooks this year because she also uses songs to teach this concept. Combining her and my activities made for a ROCKIN’ few weeks!
I introduced each type of figurative language with a little part of a song and examples. We talked about:
Then, found figurative language in poetry and in the books we were reading.