Metaphorically Speaking

Actually literally speaking, I’m sort of intrigued by teaching with metaphors and analogies these days. Rick Wormeli calls metaphors power tools that can electrify learning in every subject and at all grade levelsbecause they make links between what is known and what is new and they help make abstract concepts more concrete. (You can read an excerpt from Rick’s book Metaphors and Analogies on the Stenhouse website.) This week’s HIP TIP draws an analogy between self-monitoring reading and using a remote control to watch a movie. Watch upcoming HIP TIPS for more literacy metaphors!

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