Spotlight on Metaphors


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Spotlight on Metaphors $15 + S/H

Children with hearing loss are unable to hear speech as clearly or completely as it occurs in their surrounding environments. This impacts learning new vocabulary but seems to especially cause challenges in learning figurative language. This can cause to social awkwardness, add to misunderstandings and make a child seem more socially immature than age peers. I came across this series of books and found that the format really helped to assess, teach and monitor progress across the types of figurative language. View the Sample Pages to see the quality of the worksheets. Having a 10-question pretest/post-test for each book makes assessment and progress monitoring easy! Karen Anderson, Director

Spotlight on Figurative Language: Metaphors  Ages: 8-14 Grades: 3-9

Metaphors are important in language because they add interest and color to what we say and allow for a unique way to learn about objects, ideas, and situations. Conversation becomes interesting with metaphors too.

Students with language issues interpret things concretely. When their peers use metaphors (My math teacher is a bear!), students with language disorders can misinterpret what they say, feel left out of conversations, or participate inappropriately.

Help them understand and implement metaphors which will foster good peer relationships with this successful Spotlight series format.

Spotlight on Figurative Language Metaphors includes:

  • step-by-step activities to build success and motivation
  • clear explanations with examples
  • reduced grammatical demands
  • carefully controlled vocabulary
  • a pretest/posttest

This book approaches metaphors in their purist and most basic form (something is something else).  In order to aid students to move past their natural concrete understandings of metaphors, the metaphors are simple and well-defined.

Students learn to interpret non-literal speech, which will influence the outcomes of improved social conversation, reading comprehension, and written language while they have a few laughs along the way!

Students with language issues benefit from:

  • uncomplicated grammar
  • clear explanations with examples
  • lessons written in ascending order of difficulty so the teaching progression and performance demands are gradual and reinforcing
  • varied lesson formats with plenty of practice activities
  • a variety of curricular content as well as daily life experiences

In-depth lessons in figurative language help students understand and use abstract expressions. Students will detect shades of meaning, communicate clearly, and add richness to their verbal expression.

Outcomes: Communication, Reading, Writing

Spotlight on Figurative Language: Indirect Language $15 + S/H 

These materials help upper elementary and junior high students comprehend and use figurative language in communication, reading, and writing. 

As their confidence builds they’ll start using a variety of language forms to add expression to their own verbal and written communication.

The abstract aspects of figurative language are spelled out with clear explanations and examples for students with language delays or disorders. Each book uses the successful formulate of the Spotlight series:

  • lessons in general developmental progression
  • step-by-step advancement to build success and motivation
  • a wide variety of curricular content as well as daily life experiences
  • uncomplicated grammar
  • current, age-appropriate topics
  • a pretest/posttest

Table of Contents Sample Pages
40 pages, Answer Key
Copyright © 2012

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Weight 0.5625 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 9 x 0.5 in


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