1st Edition

First Time Analogies Grades K-2

By Dianne Draze Copyright 2005
    50 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    An analogy is a comparison between two things. It points out the similarities between two things that might be different in all other respects. Analogies cause us to think analytically about forms, uses, structures, and relationships.

    First Time Analogies is the ideal launching pad to start nonreaders on the road to real thinking experiences with these pictorial and symbolic analogies that are both challenging and motivating. The book is divided into four sections that let you introduce analogies in a developmental way. The levels are:

    • recognizing relationships;
    • choosing one item to complete the analogy;
    • given two items, choosing two other items that have the same relationships; and
    • pairing up four items to complete two related pairs.

    Exercises are presented on worksheets that require circling the correct answer, as well as cutting out pictures and pasting them in the correct spaces. Attractive illustrations will draw students into the engaging exercises. Although they think they are just solving fun puzzles, they will be doing serious thinking and building a basis for future experiences in critical thinking.

    This is the first in a series of books that introduce analogies at varying difficulties and formats. The other books are Analogies for Beginners, Analogies for the 21st Century, Thinking Through Analogies, and Advancing Though Analogies.

    Grades K-2

    Teaching Notes Relationships Lessons 1-4 (choose what does not belong) Lesson 5 - 8 ( choose one that is related) Analogies, Level 1 Lessons 9 - 18 Analogies, Level 2 Lesson 19 Lesson 20 Answer Blocks for Lessons 19 & 20 Lesson 21 Lesson 22 Answer Blocks for Lessons 21 & 22 Lesson 23 Lesson 24 Answer Blocks for Lessons 23 & 24 Lesson 2 5 Lesson 26 Answer Blocks for Lessons 25 & 26 Lesson 27 Lesson 28 Answer Blocks for Lessons 27 & 28 Analogies, Level 3 Lesson 29 Lesson 30 Lesson 31 Lesson 32 Lesson 33 Lesson 34 Lesson 35 Lesson 36 Lesson 37 Answers


    Dianne Draze 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.

    Draze 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.

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