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Just thought I'd let you know: Thanks, and keep up the great work! Show your support by liking us on Facebook People often wonder about the effectiveness of analogies. What do they teach? How do they work? Why are they so useful? What makes analogies so effective is their ability to get students to think critically.
In order to answer an analogy question correctly, the student has to form a logical relationship, or "bridge" between two words.
They must think about how the words are related. Since words represent particulars not universalsthere is a nearly infinite number of ways they might be related.
It is the student's job to narrow this number, and focus on the most essential relation -- the most basic aspect of the word's function or definition. This page contains analogies worksheets.
In these worksheets, students must be able to recognize the relationship between the words in a word pair and to recognize when two word pairs display parallel relationships.
To answer an analogy question, you must formulate the relationship between the words in the given word pair and then select the answer containing words related to one another in most nearly the same way. Each question has five answer choices, and 12 questions total. There are seven primary types of relationships used in our analogies: Keep in mind that these relationship categories are general; there are many other categories and variations used throughout these worksheets.
Also remember that while learning how to solve analogy problems can be very educational and rewarding, it can also be frustrating. Therefore, we strongly recommend you review our Classic Bridge Examples worksheet as well as our Three-Step Method for solving analogies problems see links below.
This will greatly enhance your personal understanding of how analogies work, improve your lesson plan when introducing analogies to students, and likely result in a higher rate of success. The best strategy to use when completing analogies problems is the bridge sentence strategy.
Bridge sentences are helpful because they enable the student to instantly recognize the answer pair by plugging it into the bridge sentence formulated from the question pair.
If the bridge sentence works with both the question pair and answer pair, then you know you have found the correct answer. The below publications contain copyrighted work to be used by teachers in school or at home. Binding, bookmaking, and or collation, reproduction and or duplication on other websites, creation of online quizzes or tests, saving to disks or hard drives, publication on intranets such as Moodle and Blackboard, and or use of our worksheets for commercial gain is strictly prohibited.
Getting Started Before you get started, be sure to check out these worksheets.
They provide helpful information about how to approach analogy problems, and can be a great way to break the ice and avoid the frustration of getting stuck. If you like what you see, you can use these worksheets as guides in class before getting started on our core content below.
Sentence Analogies Below you will find our full list of printable analogies worksheets in which the student must choose the sentence that makes sense.
They are a good way to introduce beginners to common analogies bridges.
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