How Do I Add Analogies to a Lesson?
1. One fun way to do it is to have an analogy on the board when the students first come in every morning. Make it a game and tell them to keep the answer a secret if they know it. When you gather for Morning Circle Time, discuss the analogy and how to work out the answer.
2. Analogies can be added to most any subject. When you are doing your weekly plans, look at what is being presented in each subject. On a separate paper jot down some analogies that go with a few of the lessons. Here are examples:
Science- Animal Theme
fur:bear ::leaf:_____ (tree)
cow:farm::lion:_______(jungle or zoo)
Community Helpers-Worker & Tool-Worker & Building
Mayor:City Hall:: librarian:________(library)
trash: trash collector::fire:___________(fireman)
pen:writer::hammer:________ (construction worker or builder)
Opposites or Antonyms
large:big::little:_____(small or tiny)
Big Circle:Little Circle::Big Square :_________(Little square) You can use drawings instead of words.
1:2::5:_______( This could be 6 if students are thinking it is one more. Or it could be 10 if students are doubling the number.)
Reading and Spelling