This week, students analyzed different parts of the first tale "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea." First, the students practiced "close reading" by answering questions using specific details from the text. Building on the "close reading" strategies, students learned about similes. They analyzed four different examples of figurative language from the first story in The Stories that Julian Tells.
Some books I recommend related to figurative language include:
My Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil (Piven)
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk (Cleary)
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks (Piven)
Muddy as Duck Puddle (Lawlor)