Sound Devices (Personification) In A Text Heard Lesson Plan for 6th Grade Students

Topic: Sound devices (personification) in a text heard

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to analyze the use of personification in a text heard and identify its purpose and effect.


  • Audio recording of a text containing personification
  • Handouts with examples of personification and non-personification
  • Pen or pencil for each student


  • Ask students if they have ever heard of personification. Ask them to give an example of a personification they have heard before.
  • Then, play the audio recording of a text containing personification and ask students to listen for any examples of personification they can hear.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of personification and explain that it is a literary device in which inanimate objects are given humanlike qualities or traits.
  • Provide examples of personification, such as "The sea raged against the shore," or "The wind howled through the trees."
  • Explain that personification can be used to convey emotion, or to give humanlike characteristics to non-human objects.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a short passage from a text (such as a poem or short story) that contains personification.
  • Have each group discuss the passage and identify the instances of personification.
  • Have each group present their findings to the class.

Independent Practice

  • Have students choose a text that they have already read (such as a story in a textbook) or a new text (such as a short story or poem).
  • Have students identify and analyze the personification in their chosen text.
  • Students can present their findings in the form of a written report or oral presentation.


  • Review the definition of personification and the different ways it can be used in a text.
  • Ask students to share their favorite examples of personification from their chosen text.


  • Observe students during the guided and independent practice activities to assess their understanding of personification.
  • Collect and review their posters or Venn diagrams to assess their understanding of different sound devices in a text.

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