Description: Interpreting Figurative Language Identify and explain metaphors, personification, and hyperbole in text(s).
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4B


4B: Interpreting Analogies

4B: Interpreting Analogies

Description: Interpreting Analogies

✓ standard met

Selection: C-24


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1323 words
Author: Michael H. Levitt
Synopsis: Was the stranger telling the truth? Did he even EXIST?
Excerpt: The darkness seemed to close around me like a big, black glove. I thought, "I'm sure glad I'm not outside this evening. I had better make sure the light is working, because this would be the worst time for it to fail."

Question: What does the boy mean when he says, "The darkness seemed to close around me like a big, black glove"?
  1. It was so dark that the boy could not see anything.
  2. The boy thought he could touch the darkness with his hand.
  3. The darkness warmed the boy's hands.
  4. The darkness made the boy feel safe and happy.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: List five words in a selection that helped you form a picture in your mind. Do additional research to find a synonym and antonym for each word, and use the word in a sentence.


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