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Allusion Definitions


Allusion in Prose and Poetry -- found at Worsley School


Allusion Lessons and Activities


Allusion Chart


For Teachers -- found at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 


The lessons open up in a separate window. Scroll down the list to find each one. 


Lesson 12 -- Words/Music/Images: Interpretation and Meaning A Motivational Activity


Lesson 46 -- Using Hip Hop to Introduce Allusion 


The following lessons are found at Newspapers in Education: Cartoons for the Classrooms.  Some concepts are more for high school students, so review the lesson carefully to see it it will work for your students. 


Literary Allusions vs. Pop Culture  (PDF)


Picture Books That Are Great for Teaching Allusion

bulletGoldilocks Returns
bulletby Lisa Campbell Ernst
bulletWhere is the Green Sheep?
bulletby Mem Fox
bulletTar Beach
bulletby Faith Ringgold
bulletWild About Books
bulletby Judy Sierra
bulletJohn, Paul, George, and Ben
bulletby Lane Smith
bulletHey, Mama Goose
bulletby Jane Breskin Zalben



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