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Advancing through Analogies [Paperback]

by Dianne Draze, Lynne Chatham
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January 1, 2005 1593630433 978-1593630430
An analogy is a comparison between two things. It points out the similarities or likenesses between things that might be different in all other respects. These exercises not only build thinking skills and make students more flexible and analytical; they also enhance vocabulary and writing skills.

You can easily build your students' critical thinking and vocabulary skills with these fun analogy activities. Teaching students to solve analogies not only develops analogical thinking, it also helps students learn and apply vocabulary skills. For example, "buoyant is to cork as iridescent is to _____ (a. lackluster, b. iridium, c. bubble, d. iris)." Each illustrated page included presents several analogy types along with examples of each type. Review pages give students an opportunity to identify and the solve a variety of types of analogies. The activities in this book will challenge students to think more critically and apply advanced vocabulary.

This book introduces 16 different types of analogies. These include ...

synonyms (calm : serene);
part to whole (ring : jewelry);
place or location (Peru : South America);
cause and effect (fire : smoke);
action to object (cut : scissors);
characteristic (ruby : red).

These challenging activities are perfect for teaching analytical thinking, enhancing vocabulary, and improving writing skills.

Advancing Through Analogies is the most advanced book in a series from Prufrock that introduces analogies to young thinkers. While the activity books in the series for younger students emphasize visual and symbolic analogies, this book for older students emphasizes verbal analogies. For easier analogies, see Thinking Through Analogies, Analogy Roundup, Analogies for the 21st Century, Analogies for Beginners, First Time Analogies, and Attribute Block Thinking Activities - Analogies.

Grades 5–8

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About the Author

Lynne Chatham holds both a bachelor's degree in education with a major in mathematics and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. Beginning her tenure in the field of education in 1968, she has found many ways to enrich the educational experiences of children. She taught upper elementary grades, junior high mathematics, English and history, gifted programs for grades 1–8, and education classes at the university level.

Chatham founded Dandy Lion Publications in 1977, creating a publishing house that specialized in curriculum materials that were appropriate for able learners and gifted students, that combined motivating content with challenging activities, and that were easy for teachers to use. In the capacity of owner and editor, she wrote more than 50 books and edited an additional 119 books. Her goal, whether writing or editing, was to create materials that would engage students in thinking, creating, making new discoveries, and applying what they learned to new situations. A person with a great curiosity, she has written curriculum guides on many topics and is always interested in whatever topic she is currently researching or editing.

Chatham has retired from full-time involvement in Dandy Lion Publications and currently consults, writes, and edits on a part-time basis.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593630433
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593630430
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars These are tough! Good for older students also. February 20, 2008
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My daughter's sixth grade teacher gave them some of these analogies for practice. Some of them are really tough, even for me! She did not have the basic knowledge to answer many of them. Examples--satire:slapstick::parable:__ a)Aesop b)entertaining c)lesson d)allegory.
Twain:Finn::Dickens:__ a)Sawyer b)Scrooge c)fictitious d)pseudonym.
pedometer:foot::tachometer:__ a)distance b)car c)speedometer d)thermometer.
I think these would be good practice for older students as well. Good analogies can be hard to find, so try this book if you need practice!
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3.0 out of 5 stars No Answers for the Review Pages??? November 23, 2010
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I don't see the answers for the review pages. These analogies makes me say "I am not smarter than a 5th grader."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent material for your children March 2, 2014
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This is the type of summer educational material I incorporated into my children's academic curriculum. This book is not easy. The exercises are wonderful because these are the types of analogies your child has to learn in order to prepare for standardize testing. The answers are in the book. This workbook is one of the best and hardest which is what I was looking for and I ordered a few of these to help them each summer. But they didn't LOVE THEM. But then again, they were not allowed to watch television during the week either which I called, "brain dead activity."

Television could be watched on the weekend. And if anyone doesn't believe me--it has paid off. Everything has it's price later in life. It's the best thing I ever did for all my sons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product January 5, 2012
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The book arrived on time and in excellent condition. Although I bought a used book, it is, as stated, just looks very new.
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