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Writing/Essay/Journal
Children’s folk musicians Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing make up the Grammy Award-winning band The Okee Dokee Brothers. While not biological brothers, the two explored the world together as children and feel like they are as close as brothers. Do you have a friend you are so close to that you feel they are like your brother or your sister? Write about that relationship and what makes your bond so special and close.

Activity
In their song Thousand Star Hotel, The Okee Dokee Brothers use the following metaphor to enliven their description of sleeping by the Mississippi River:
I’m sleeping in a 1000-star hotel
gold leaf pillow for my head
I feel like a king on a king-size river bed
I’m sleeping in a 1000-star hotel

Work in small groups to invent your own three-part metaphor to describe an activity or event in which you’ve participated.