1. Read a book to the class that has many examples
of simile or metaphor in the story. Compare and
contrast simile and metaphor with the class.
2. Allow students
to explore a
category of objects
shells, seeds, rocks
or any artifact that
is linked to a unit
or topic the class
3. Have students
view an object with
Zoomy, then take a
photo and print it.
to think creatively
and write a simile
or metaphor about
the object as they
see it with Zoomy. Then have them write
simile or metaphor about the object as they see it
without Zomy. For example, The seed is smooth
as silk or The rock has craters like the moon.
4. Place students' work in a center. Challenge teams
of students to compare and contrast the two
groups of similes and metaphors, those of objects
viewed with and without Zoomy.
5. Use students' work to assess their abilities to
develop similes and metaphors. Have the class
develop a slideshow of the photos and similes and
metaphors and share it at conference time.
6. Have students use Zoomy to create a figurative
language webquest. Create a class seed collection
and have students take photos of the seeds with
Zoomy. Students find internet resources to correspond
with the pictures. Have students combine
pictures and resources into a seed web quest.
Pairs of student complete one another's web