Content Objective: 1.02 Analyze expressive materials that are read and heard by monitoring comprehension for understanding, reviewing the characteristics and determining the importance of literary effects on the reader/viewer/listener, making connections between works and self, drawing inferences, and taking an active role in small group collaboration.
Language Objective: Discuss similes and metaphors with a partner during the creation process.
Essential Question: What's the difference between similes and metaphors, and how can their use improve the quality of writing?

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It's easy to learn how to identify and create similes and metaphors when the Grinch lends a hand.
Created by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch first appeared in the 1957 children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This was followed in 1966 by a popular television special also entitled How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

"You're A Mean One, Mister Grinch" is a Christmas song that was originally written and composed for the 1966 cartoon special How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft. The song's lyrics describe the Grinch as being foul, bad-mannered and sinister using increasingly creative metaphors and synonyms, beginning with the opening line "you're a mean one, Mister Grinch." The song has six verses.

Get the lyrics here.

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