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Apr 272015
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from our library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

1a

 

Similes Practice

Students complete common similes and determine what makes a good simile.

2a

 

Similes Quiz

Students are challenged to complete common similes.

3a

 

Batter Up!

Students identify whether a sentence is a simile, metaphor, alliteration or onomatopoeia in this fast paced baseball game.

 

4a

 

Metaphors Tutorial

Students learn the difference between a metaphor and a simile and are challenged to completed some common metaphors.

 

5aDo You Know Your Metaphors?

Students are challenged to match common metaphors.

 

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