Category Archives: Metaphors

APPROACHES TO THE COMMON CORE: Quadrant Analysis as a Way to Boost Comprehension

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  They should also add, “And it’s a great way for students to practice comprehension skills, build background knowledge, and become inspired through inquiry.”  If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward, fun … Continue reading

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If I am honest, I never really thought about WHY we use metaphors until the day one of my colleagues came across the hall and asked for help.  Her 10th-graders were reading Hamlet, and she’d asked them to identify uses … Continue reading

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