Students will be able to identify and explain the meaning of metaphors.
To begin the lesson, gather students together and read the poem Fog by Carl Sandburg, found on the Metaphors in Poetry worksheet.
As you read, ask your students to close their eyes and visualize the author's words. * Once you finish, prompt your class to share what they visualized. Great questions include: What images did the author's words invoke for you? What specific words drove this visualization? Which animal is being compared to fog here?
Tell your class that they'll be learning about a type of figurative language device called a metaphor. Explain that figurative language refers to words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.