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West Virginia State University

College of Professional Studies: Department of Education

Teacher Candidate: Jacqueline Lockard Date: November 21, 2014 School: Madison
Middle School Grade/Subject: Eight Grade English Lesson Topic: Figurative Language
Flipped Lesson
1. Identify types of figurative language.
2. Recognize the connotative meanings of the words and/or phrases
3. Use context clues to determine the authors purpose in using the words
and/or phrases.

ELA.8.R.C2.1 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a
literary text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of
specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other
texts. (CCSS RL.8.4)

NCTE Standard:
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and
appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other
readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word
identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., soundletter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

Overall Time- 60 minute lesson
Time Frame- 5 min. - Lesson intro
50 min. Classroom instruction
5 min. - Close lesson
Teacher/Student lead discussion


All physical accommodations will be made as necessary. Lesson will take two days
and we will use 90 minutes for classroom work and we will review the material
covered in the flipped lesson more in depth in the classroom to assure
Introduction/ Lesson Set: I will re-introduce figurative language and connotative
meaning. I will remind them of where they have seem it already this year or in the
Body & Transition: I will ask the students to tell me what figurative language is. I
will ask if they can name all the types of figurative language and see what they
know or remember from the flipped lesson. We will go over practice problems in
class and they will read a short story and highlight all the places they see figurative
language and label what type of figurative language it is.
Closure: I will close out the discussion and review what we did in class today. We
will clean up our spaces and collect all the classroom material. They will keep their
practice problems and highlighted stories in the classroom folder to receive a grade
Diagnostic: I will ask students questions about what they remember from the
flipped lesson video. They should be able to tell me what a simile, metaphor,
personification, and connotative meaning is.
Formative: Students will complete classroom activities and will answer practice
problems in groups. I will ask them questions about what answers they are choosing
and why they are choosing it.
Summative: Students will work on identifying figurative language and connotative
meaning in a short story. This will be collected for an assessment on overall
understanding of the lesson.
Pencil, highlighters, paper, short story handout, practice problems handouts, copy of
flipped lesson PowerPoint.
If Lesson Finishes
If the lesson finishes early we will discuss the figurative short story in class.
Students will be asked to trade papers so they dont change their answers, but no
marks will be made by the other students. We will just read the story aloud and
discuss where we see figurative language and what kind.

If Technology Fails
If technology fails I will provide the students a copy of the flipped lesson PowerPoint
so they can have the material they need. I will also go over the narration and
instruction in class. In this case the lesson will have to stretch the across two class