Ms. Noonan: Using a Touchstone Text

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Metaphor
CCSS: ELA.RL.5.4 ELA.L.5.5a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K–5

5

5th Grade

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

L

Language

5

5th Grade

5a

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

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Lesson Objective
Use a short engaging text to anchor a series of lessons on a tough concept
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
Why is "The Sneetches" a good choice for this lesson?
How does Ms. Noonan encourage students to build on each others ideas?
Notice how students use Ms. Noonan's question to phrase their answers as a complete sentence.
Support Materials Below
Links to more on Touchstone Texts
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.5.4, ELA.L.5.5a

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Ms. Noonan: Using a Touchstone Text

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Metaphor

Ms. Noonan: Using a Touchstone Text