Can you believe it? My students can't wait to do analogy practice! Last year my students didn't really like analogies much because they were hard, but this year's students became quite excited when I told them we'd be working with analogies a little bit each day for a while. "Oh! Those are fun!"
Of course, I started off the first day by sending them to a website that had a quiz and I gave extra credit to students who earned perfect scores...a little competition works wonders!
We don't do competitions everyday, but they still have a list of quizzes they can practice on their own when they have extra time. Oh the joy when I see them anxiously finish their work so they can go play with words!