in brief: Students will explore anger using similes.
Explain that this activity will foster creative thinking by asking
students to make connections between things they don't usually think
of as connected. Review or explain the meaning of simile: a figure
of speech in which two unlike things are compared.
1. Ask the students to name the following:
machines or appliances (e.g., television, car, computer)
things found in nature (e.g., birds, rock)
activity people like to do that ends in ing (e.g., swimming)
Record their responses on chart paper.
3. Beginning with the first machine, ask "Anger is like
a _____________ because ______________."
4. After receiving several responses from students for the
first machine, go on to the second, and so on.
are we saying about anger?
you ever had an experience when your anger was like
an appliance, something in nature, etc.)?
you satisfied or dissatisfied with your response? Why?
are some suggestions for reducing anger?
In pairs, have students create a one-stanza short poem that incorporates
similes from the previous activity. For example, using the simile
"Anger is like a washing machine," the poem should build
on why anger is like a washing machine.
pairs share their poems.
Ask the class, What is something you learned from today's lesson?