Flocabulary Hosts #Engchat on Monday, January 21

Does Figurative Language Still Matter in the Modern English Classroom?

In accordance with Common Core standards, it’s important that the modern student knows how to construct argumentative statements, read actively and write across different media. But should they be able to note that “Common Core” is an example of alliteration? (In fact, Common Core says yes.) But what do you think?

Discuss your thoughts on Figurative Language with us on Monday, January 21 at 7pm EST when we host #engchat.

We’ll discuss these questions and more:

  • Does our society still value having a way with words?
  • What is the place of figurative language instruction in today’s classroom? How much should we focus on it?
  • What are your best figurative language lesson ideas?
  • How can you work figurative language instruction into Common Core writing across different genres?

We’ll also share some of our favorite lessons to teach figurative language. Here’s a sneak preview:

Check out the full experience for Flocabulary’s figurative language song: lyrics, exercises and more.

So, what’s #engchat?

#engchat

Each Monday night from 7-8pm, engaged and creative English educators connect on Twitter to discuss a pertinent topic and share lesson ideas. It’s called English Chat, or in character-constrained Twitter-speak, #engchat. On Monday, January 21, we’re excited and honored to moderate the discussion. Learn more about #engchat here. Or just reach out on Twitter by using the #engchat tag. Even though the chat is on Mondays, educators share ideas more casually at all hours, every day.

If you’re new to Twitter, or have never experienced a Twitter chat, learn more about why every teacher should join twitter. To follow the conversation, set a filter for #engchat and add your comments by adding “#engchat” to your tweets. If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you can develop a strong PLN, or personal learning network.

And you can connect with Flocabulary on twitter by following us here. See you on Monday!

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