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Using Snapchat In CrossBraining Lesson 1 Smilies

Details

Space: 
inside
Time: 
1-2 hours
Subject: 
English
Math
Science
Grades: 
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Key Terms: 
simile
compare
figurative language
deeper meaning
Materials: 
snapchat
books

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

Students can use snapchat to capture the common core standards.  The teacher tells the students what to capture in each phase and has them explain it.  The students can then type on their snap and then upload it to the correct phase.  Once they have completed the four tasks, the then would narrate it based on the terms that the teacher gave them.

Student Summary: 

Locate a simile in a book that you are reading and capture and underline it using Snapchat.  In phase two, find another simile in explain why you like it or don't like it.  Capture and write out the word simile.  In phase 3, find your own picture in a book and write out your own simile.  Capture different pictures in a picture book and explain what a simile is.

Lesson Phases

Simile 1

What is a simile?
I have located a few similes in this National Geographic book. Here is one that compares flamingos to wildebeests.
Description: 
Locate a simile in a book that you are reading and capture and underline it using Snapchat. 

Simile 2

Why do poets use figurative language?
I have located a few similes in this National Geographic book. Here is one that compares flamingos to wildebeests.
Description: 
In phase two, find another simile in explain why you like it or don't like it.

Create Your Own Simile

What are other types of figurative language?
I found a picture and created my own simile. This macaque looks like a frozen ice cube.
Description: 
Capture and write out the word simile.  In phase 3, find your own picture in a book and write out your own simile.

Explain

What is a metaphor?
Similes are a type of figurative language and allow the photographers in this book to interpret their pictures and create a deeper meaning to their photographs.
Description: 
Capture different pictures in a picture book and explain what a simile is.

Student Video

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