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Metaphors & Analogies

Power tools for teaching any subject

Metaphors and analogies are more than figurative language suitable only for English classes and standardized test questions. They are "power tools" that can electrify learning in every subject area and at all grade levels. Metaphors show students how to make connections between the concrete and the abstract, prior knowledge and unfamiliar concepts, and language and image.

This thoughtful and nuanced book examines a wide range of powerful metaphors, and shows teachers how to use metaphors and analogies strategically and for specific purposes, helping students discover, create, and deconstruct effective comparisons. Metaphors & Analogies is filled with provocative illustrations of metaphors in action and practical tips for using them to improve assessment, professional development, and symbolic sensing.

Author(s): Rick Wormeli

Pages: 264 Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 9781571107589

Price: $ 50.95
All book orders receive a 10% discount