Rick Wormeli joins metaphors discussion on Ning

January 19th, 2010

The Metaphors & Analogies Group on Ning is generating a lot of interesting instructional metaphors along with enlightening exchanges about how to use metaphors effectively in the classroom. Over the weekend, Rick Wormeli added his comments to several of the discussion threads that have been started by members of the group.

The suggestions have been posted to the group cover a range of topics, from reader’s workshop and writing instruction to science and middle school mathematics. And the metaphors range from the mechanical (conveyor belts and elevators; flash lights vs. flood lights ) to the handcrafted (patchwork vs. tapestry) to the athletic (NFL playoff brackets).

If you want to submit a metaphor for the contest, add a comment to the Comment Wall by January 29th. Or, just check out the topics in the Discussion Forum and add your own ideas or start a new thread. Rick will be visiting the group periodically throughout the month to add his thoughts.

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