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Teaching allusions can be a bit tricky for students to grasp, but once they begin to unlock their own schema they begin to find allusions, almost as if they've found hidden treasure!

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FREEBIE! Figurative Language Stories {Close Reading} for Grades 4-8 Get Week 1 FREE! These stories are full of figurative language including simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, idiom, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and allusion. Students annotate, identify, analyze, modify, and revise figurative language stories.

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16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney

16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained by Disney. For instance? There is dramatic irony in the Lion King, as Simba thinks he killed his father, yet the audience knows that Scar really did it. Going to print these out and hang in my classroom

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Teaching Themes in Literature

Mentor texts that are perfect for teaching theme, plus lots of other practical ideas you can use now, to teach theme.

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Allusion Fusion Activity with Mythology and Pop Culture

My students always struggle with the concept of allusion, but this game blends ancient mythology and pop culture for a memorable game students can understand!

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Reading Interactive Notebook: Literature

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Teaching Literary Elements with Common Core Alignment for Grades 4-8. Some Topics: plot, setting, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, internal conflict, external conflict, characterization, point of view, theme, tone and mood, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, allusion, onomatopoeia, and MORE! See TpT listing for table of contents, CCSS alignment, and samples!

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