5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.
The article presents a lesson plan for teaching the use of figurative language with homophones, puns, and homonyms through activities such as book reading, creating illustrated pages for a poster display or class book, and writing or acting out riddles or skits using homophones and homonyms.
This lesson is used as a quick review of metaphors and similes. It uses a YouTube video of common song lyrics paired with the lines from the songs on the paper. Students are to explain the meaning of the metaphor/simile.