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Figurative Writing Made Easy

Help your student improve their writing abilities through the use of figurative language.
Tracy D Smith
3 total reviews for this teacher
New class
45 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu, Sep 29

Meet once (1 day)
8:00 – 8:45 AM
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Class Experience

Students will learn, identify and write their own phrases using at least four of the eight figurative language skills learned in class. They will learn the differences, how to identify and write hyperboles, idioms, similes, metaphors, personification, oxymorons, onomatopoeias, and alliterations. 
I have a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching Elementary Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I love to write and wrote my own seventy-five-page thesis on Reciprocal Teaching Reading Comprehension for my program. 

Last year I was a full-time in person fifth grade teacher to thirty-one amazing students whom I taught the benefit and use of figurative language. 
Please bring plenty of paper and pencils to take notes and write down phrases to share with the class. Prepare to learn important skills and have fun! Here is the link to the list of questions for our game. It is similar to other games such as kahoot or quizlet. The link will send you to the questions that will be posted for the game. Students do not need an account; they will click on guest then type in the code I will give them. Here is the link to their general website
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Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the different types of figurative language through their phrase writing as well as their ability to identify which type is being used through our online group game we will play towards the end of the class.
45 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
At the end of the class students will be given a code to use for a game I created through the use of Student will type in on the URL then click guest, they do not need a membership or login to play. After they click guest, they will type in my game code. Once all the students are on, I will start the game. It consists of a series of examples of figurative language that the students need to determine which type it is, for instance, is the sentence a metaphor or is it personification, etc. When the student gets the correct answer, he or she can pick a treasure box with hidden points under it, they can also trade points with another student. I used this game system often in my fifth-grade classroom and my students loved it!
A game on will be played at the end of the class on figurative language to help the teacher assess the students' progress and understanding.


Tracy D Smith
Lives in the United States
3 total reviews
2 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Tracy Smith and I love teaching! I am a mother of three and I have been teaching for over eighteen years. I have a Utah Teaching license for grades K-6th, a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from Western Governors...Β 
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