APRIL 14TH - 20TH
Standard: RI.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text, including figurative language…analyze the impact of specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Goal: Be able to identify different types of figurative language in a text and explain their meaning and impact on the text.
- 4: I can identify different types of figurative language and can explain their meaning and impact on the text in detail in a well-developed paragraph.
- 3: I can identify different types of figurative language in a text and explain their meaning and impact on the text.
- 2: I can identify different types of figurative language in a text.
- 1: I can define different types of figurative language, such as simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole and idiom.
Dance Party Project
Part 1: Learn - April 14th
Watch the review video link below to review types of figurative language.
NOTE: If you are using a school computer, YouTube is blocked. Please use another device to view the video. If you have no other device, please e-mail me so that I can send you an alternate assignment.
Part 2: Practice - April 15th
Practice identifying and explaining figurative language in the video link below.
Number a piece of paper from 1-15. Then play the video and identify the type of figurative language used in each song clip. Pause as needed.
You may use the abreviations below for your practice:
- H = Hyperbole
- S = Simile
- M = Metaphor
- P = Personification
Number a word document going down the page from 1-15 and record your answers there as well.
Share that document with me with the title: Class Period-Practice
NOTE: If you are using a school computer, YouTube is blocked. Please use another device to view the video. If you have no other device, please click on the alternate assignment below the link. (It is the same assignment in paper form, you DO NOT have to do both.)
OPTIONAL Part 3: Perform - April 16th
- Plan a family dance party. Each member of your family (who is living with you) gets to pick a song for the party. It does NOT need to be from the practice video. (If you only have a 2 or 3 person family, you should each pick 2 songs).
- Type at least 4 of the titles into a playlist in an office365 document.
- Title the document Class period-Dance Party
- Find each of your songs on YouTube or another music service and have a dance party!
Part 4: Summative Assessment - April 17th - April 20
- Open your Dance Party document. Look up the lyrics to the songs from your dance party.
- Look for examples of figurative language within the lyrics.
- Type ONE example of figurative language from the song below each song title.
- Label your example Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom.
- Under the example, write a short paragraph to answer the following questions:
- What do you think this example means?
- What is being compared, exaggerated or personified?
- Why might the artist have used this phrase?
- How does the figurative language affect the song?
- COMPLETE FOUR EXAMPLE/EXPLANATION PARAGRAPHS, ONE FOR EACH CHOSEN SONG.
- See an example of what your finished document should look like here: Sample Project (Don't use my examples.)
- Share your document with me.
After you have completed the project: Please fill out the form below to reflect on our learning goals!
Dance Party Project Rubric
4 points = An example from each song, which demonstrates a type of figurative language
4 points = A label for each type of your figurative language examples.
12 points = A paragraph answering the four questions listed above in part 4.
4 points = Well edited
Total = 24 points