Read Between the Lines: Understanding Allusions and Analogies

Resource ID#: 126651 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: analogy, allusion, analogies, allusions, figurative language, similes, metaphors, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, comparisons, English Language Arts, English , Language Arts, ELA, informational text
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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