Posts found under: Analogies

A TAIL is to a MERMAID

A TAIL is to a MERMAID as LEGS are to a ?

 

TAIL

TAIL

MERMAID

MERMAID

LEGS

LEGS

HINT: Which mammal walks on two legs?

ANSWER: a human.

HUMAN

HUMAN

I like water and mermaids.  The story of “The Little Mermaid” inspired my analogy.

I like to pretend to be a mermaid and swim without legs, but instead a tail.

What do you like to pretend to be?

Drawings and text by Riley, age 9, from Tahoe Lake Elementary School, Tahoe City,  California

student of Bonnie Meyers, dyslexia specialist, Incline Village, Nevada

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A BASKETBALL is to a HOOP

A BASKETBALL is to a HOOP as a FOOTBALL is to a ?

BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL

HOOP

HOOP

FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL

HINT: Where do you kick a football to score points?

ANSWER: a goal post.

GOAL POST

GOAL POST

A football must be kicked through a goal post to get points.  A basketball must be shot into a hoop to get points.  If you were going to design a goal post, what would it look like?

Text and art by Masun, age 8, at Nancy Gomes School, Reno, Nevada.  Mary Beth Akers was the principal.

 

 

 

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BAT is to BAT

A BAT is to a BAT as a BANK is to  ?

BAT

BAT

 

BAT

BAT

BANK

BANK

 

Hint:

river bank (3)in a mirror

ANSWER: river bank.

 

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The key analogy words have the same look, and the same sound, but different meanings.

How interesting they are!  The BANK where we save money is compared to the BANK or

edge of the river.  The BAT in the cave is compared to the BAT used to hit the baseball.

The words look the same and they’re pronounced the same, but their meanings are so far from each other.

That’s homonyms!

What homonyms would you choose to write and illustrate an analogy?

 

CHINESE TRANSLATION

CHINESE TRANSLATION

Text and drawings by Bo, Katie, Daphne, Claire, Noah and Marcos, all age 14 at Sage Ridge School, Reno, Nevada.  Chinese translation by Bo.   Kimball Iverson is the teacher; Norm Colb is the head of school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A POLAR BEAR is to SNOW

A POLAR BEAR is to SNOW as a CAMEL is to ?

Ein EISBAR ist fur SCHNEE wie ein KAMEL fur ? (German translation)

POLAR BEAR

POLAR BEAR

SNOW

SNOW

CAMEL

CAMEL

Hint: What do camels walk on?

ANSWER: sand.

How are polar bears and camels alike?  How are they different?

SAND

SAND

Drawings and text in English and German by Jane, age 7, at State International School Schuldorf Bergstrasse; Jugenheim, Germany.  Judith Hocken is the teacher; Ute Weherich is the principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOON is to NIGHT

MOON is to NIGHT as SUN is to ?

MOON

MOON

NIGHT

NIGHT

SUN

SUN

Hint: What is the opposite of night?

ANSWER: day.

DAY

DAY

The sun is the nearest star to Earth.   Sunlight shines upon the Earth, and without it we would not be able to see anything.  The light that appears to be coming from the moon is actually the sun’s light reflecting from the moon.  The Sun is a very bright, gassy ball that emits heat and is millions of miles from Earth.

Why do you sometimes see the moon in the daytime?

Drawings and text by Spencer, Tessa, Teagan, Blair, Austin and Jared,

Sage Ridge School, Reno, Nevada.

Kimball Iverson is the 6th grade teacher; Norm Colb is the head of school.

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A PEN is to a NOVEL

A PEN is to a NOVEL as a PAINTBRUSH is to a ?

PEN

PEN

Novel-01

NOVEL

PAINTBRUSH

PAINTBRUSH

Hint: What does an artist create with a paintbrush?

ANSWER:  painting.

PAINTING

PAINTING

My analogy of “a pen is to a novel as a paintbrush is to a painting” is comparing two forms of art.  One form of art is the visual, which can be created using a paintbrush.  The other form of art is that of literature which can be created using words.   Both are forms of art, but they are created and presented in very different ways.

If you were to write a novel, what would it be about?

Text and digital illustrations created by A.J., age 17, 12th grade at Alpine Academy, College Prep High School, Sparks, Nevada.  Jessica Stedman is the art teacher; Ms Ross is the principal.

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FLOUR is to FLOWER

FLOUR is to FLOWER as NIGHT is to a ?

flour

FLOUR

flower

FLOWER

night adult

NIGHT

Hint: What word sounds like night but is spelled differently and has a different meaning?

ANSWER: knight.

 

knight

KNIGHT

FLOUR and FLOWER are homophones.  NIGHT and KNIGHT are homophones too.  Homophones are a type of homonym that sound alike but have different meanings and are spelled differently.  Words that are spelled the same but have different meanings are called homographs.  Homophones and homographs all are homonyms.

Can you name some homographs?

 

Text and art by Cesar, Teresa,  Saikou, and Chris at Northern Nevada Literacy Council,  Nevada.  Susan Robinson is the executive director,  Marianne Rasmusson is the teacher.

 

 

 

 

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A NOTEBOOK is to a JOURNALIST

A NOTEBOOK is to a JOURNALIST as a CAMERA is to a ?

Ein Notizbuch ist fur ein journalisten wie eine kamera fur eine ?

German translation by Theodore, age 11

NOTEBOOK

NOTEBOOK

JOURNALIST

JOURNALIST

CAMERA

CAMERA

HINT: Who uses a camera?  ANSWER: a photographer.  German ANSWER: ein kameramann.

What are some reasons people become journalists or photographers?

photographer

PHOTOGRAPHER

Analogy and drawings by Theodore, age 11, State International School Schuldorf Bergstrasse,

Sandstrasse 64342, Sieheim Tugerheim, Germany.

Angela McPherson is the teacher; Thomas Szartowicz is the principal.

 

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A BOAT floats on WATER

A BOAT is to WATER as a CAR is to a ?

Hint: Where is a car driven?

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BOAT

water

WATER

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CAR

HINT: Where can a car be driven?

ANSWER: on a road.

road-2

A BOAT floats on WATER.  A CAR is driven on a ROAD.

If you could go anywhere in the world by boat, where would you go?

PARAGRAPH TRANSLATED INTO CHINESE

ANALOGY  TRANSLATED INTO CHINESE

Analogy in English and Chinese with drawings by Xixiang Liao, age 8,

Howell School, Guilin China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CIRCLE is to SPHERE

A CIRCLE is to a SPHERE as a SQUARE is to a ?

Hint: If a square had three dimensions, what would it be called?

CIRCLE

CIRCLE

SPHERE

SPHERE

 

 

SQUARE

SQUARE

CUBE

CUBE

ANSWER: CUBE.

A CIRCLE has two dimensions—width and length.  A SPHERE has three dimensions— width, length and depth.  A SQUARE has two dimensions—width and length.  A CUBE has three dimensions— width, length, and depth.

What spheres on land and in space can you name?

Analogies and art work by Chett, Buariang, Sandra and Kyong at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada.  Rain Donohue is the ABE/ESL coordinator for TMCC; Karen Pencil is the instructor.

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