Northport K8 fourth graders create reflection journals

Students in Juliette Thelusma’s fourth grade class at Northport K8 School created a reflection journal recently depicting the elements of literature.  Students defined each element, then created an example and drew a picture to deepen understanding of each element.  The elements students reflected on were figurative language, alliteration, hyperbole, idioms, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, pun and personification. Examples from student Rheanna Buckman’s book included personification, “The sun is smiling on a field of flowers” and hyperbole, “I am so hungry, I could eat a horse!”  Students then shared their books with peers, parents and teachers.  Students represented newfound knowledge in an engaging and explicit format.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist