Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject
  • Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject
  • Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject

Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject

by Rick Wormeli
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571107584

ISBN-13: 9781571107589

Pub. Date: 10/05/2009

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Plato compared our perception of reality to shadows on the wall of a cave. Darwin used diagrams of trees to help explain his theory of evolution. And Shakespeare, of course, sae the world as a stage.

Metaphors and analogies are more than figurative languages suitable only for English classes and standardized test questions. They are "power tools" that can

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Overview

Plato compared our perception of reality to shadows on the wall of a cave. Darwin used diagrams of trees to help explain his theory of evolution. And Shakespeare, of course, sae the world as a stage.

Metaphors and analogies are more than figurative languages suitable only for English classes and standardized test questions. They are "power tools" that can electify learning in every subject and at all grade levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571107589
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
1,372,083
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Chapter 1 Events Create Ripples and Equations Are Balances: Metaphors in Every Subject 1

Chapter 2 Familiarity Breeds Content 9

Chapter 3 Archimedes' Metaphorical Legacy: The Right Tools for the Job 23

Chapter 4 Walking in Our Students' Shoes, and Sometimes Making the Shoes Ourselves 33

Chapter 5 Focusing the Lens on English Language Learners 49

Chapter 6 Metaphor in Motion: The Physics of Comprehension 61

Chapter 7 Seeing Is Believing: Developing Visual Metaphors 77

Chapter 8 The Incubation Stage: Hatching New Metaphors & Analogies 97

Chapter 9 Cleaning Out the Metaphorical carburetor: Teaching Students What to Do When Metaphors Break Down 119

Chapter 10 Listening for Harmony and Discordant Sounds: Transcending Current Education Metaphors 133

Appendixes

A Metaphorical Terms and Devices 147

B In the Classroom: Creative Examples of Metaphors from Teachers 151

Additional Resources 165

References 167

Index 171

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