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RU Teacher Education Lesson Plan Format

Candidate Name: Thomas Ordway Date: March 1, 2019 Grade Level: 6th Grade Language Arts

Lesson Title/Topic: Personification

6.4 The student will read and learn the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic
d) Identify and analyze figurative language.
6.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative
nonfiction, and poetry.
j) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.

Specific Observable Objective(s):

Students will be able to:
 Recall information from prior lessons and create two examples of similes, two examples of
metaphors, and one example of hyperbole given a picture prompt with 80%-100% accuracy
 Identify and explain personification within poems displayed on the screen
 Identify other figurative devices used within various poems
Essential Vocabulary:
Figurative language

I will informally assess the student’s ability to create similes, metaphors, and hyperbole based on a
picture prompt. I will look for the following as evidence that students have attained the objectives:
1) students will create at least 2 similes 2) 2 metaphors and 3) 1 hyperbole given a picture prompt.

I will informally assess the student’s ability to identify and explain examples of personification
within various poems. I will look for the following as evidence that students have attained the
objectives: 1) students identify and attempt to explain the use of at least two examples of
personification within their given poem and 2) identify at least two other examples of figurative
language devices.

Student Considerations:
All learners will receive necessary accommodations and/or modifications as needed and outlined in
IEP or 504 plans. Students that are deaf and/or hard of hearing will be given written instructions
and students that are blind or visually impaired can complete the assignment verbally or work with
a scribe. English language learner students may receive one-on-one help from the teacher or an aide
as necessary when writing in English.
Instructional Resources, Materials, and Technology:
Figurative language note sheets, figurative language presentation, poetry handouts, loose leaf
paper, pencils, projector


The Beginning (a.k.a. Anticipatory Set): (15 minutes)

Students will walk into the classroom and see on the projector screen a Bellringer displaying
a picture prompt and asking them to create two similes, two metaphors, and one hyperbole
about the picture prompt.

When students have finished this, I will have a few students read their examples of figurative
language out loud. Then I will collect papers after this.
The Middle: (65 minutes)
Then I will ask students to get out their figurative language notes and will announce that we
will be learning about personification today and that they’ll be filling in this portion of the
notes sheet.

Then I will begin the figurative language presentation and will display the personification
portion of it.

Students will see the definition of personification and multiple examples.

Then I will display various excerpts from poems that have multiple examples of
personification within them. Students will raise their hands and vocally identify examples of
personification within these poems.

Then I put students into groups of two and will pass out the various poem cutouts that I have
prepared. Each group should have a different poem.

These groups will be given two prompts that they will need to complete:

Prompt 1: identify and explain at least two examples of personification within your

Prompt 2: identify and explain at least two other types of figurative language device

When groups have finished, they may be given another poem to complete.

After enough time has gone by, students may present their findings if they wish.

The End (a.k.a. Closing): (10 minutes)

Exit slip: students must write down at least two examples of personification and its