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    By imalith

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    I compile a list of metaphors, similies, personifications and exaggerations and provide them to partners. They need to cut them out and sort them.

    I have 4 huge papers on the board labeled accordingly. I call students from each group to place them under the proper category. Individually, they simply tape them on the paper and read them off. We discuss them and eventually we get them all taped up in the proper places.

    Next, I have them write their own. We start off with green as a frog. Then we expand on it to "As green as a slimy frog in an algea-infested pond. Another example is as smooth as ice. Then we make it: as smooth as a frozen pond in January.

    The culminating project is writing their own in a descriptive paper. I give bonus points for similies and metaphors after we complete this unit.

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