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 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.

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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 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.

To exploit these powers, however, teachers must learn how to use metaphors and analogies strategically and for specific ...read more

About the Author(s)

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Events Create Ripples and Equations Are Balances: Metaphors in Every Subject
Chapter 2: Familiarity Breeds Content
Chapter 3: Archimedes' Metaphorical Legacy: The Right Tools for the Job
Chapter 4: Walking In Our Students' Shoes, and Sometimes Making the Shoes Ourselved
Chapter 5: Focusing the Lens on English Language Learners
Chapter 6: Metaphor in Motion: The Physics of Comprehension
Chapter 7: Seeing is Believing: Developing Visual Metaphors
Chapter 8: The Incubation Stage: Hatching New Metaphors and Analogies
Chapter 9: Cleaning Out the Metaphorical Carburetor: Teaching Students What to Do When Metaphors Break Down
Chapter 10: Listening for Harmony and Discordant Sounds: Transcending Current Education Metaphors
Appendixes
Additional Resources
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 184 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: WEB-0758
ISBN: 978-157110-758-9

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