UPDATED! This PowerPoint game is the MOST FUN way to review literary terms and figurative language! Pictures and sound clips from popular movies, tv shows, and songs are divided into five rounds of play with five clips each. Each clip demonstrates a literary device or figurative language, including simile, metaphor, assonance, alliteration, verbal irony, internal rhyme, allusion, etc. Turn review time into game time! I divide the class into small tables of boys and small tables of girls. One person at each table is chosen to write the answers. During the game, you click on the sound icon, the clip plays (I usually let the students listen to the clip twice), the tables deliberate quietly, each writer jots down their team's answer, and then you move on to the next clip. At the end of the round, the tables quickly exchange papers and you click to the answer slide. Papers are then returned and a new round begins. This is a wonderful review for a Friday or just before a lit. terms exam. There's no reason why reviewing shouldn't be fun! Clips include Tommy Boy, Bon Jovi, Top Gun, Armageddon, Independence Day, Happy Gilmore, Homer Simpson, Grease, and many more! Enjoy!
Love this activity. The only problem I had was that students couldn't always "catch" the sound files because they went so fast. I just created some handouts with the quotes from the sound files. Problem solved. This was a fun and effective review activity. Highly recommended.
April 30, 2013
Absolutely LOVED this game. What a great way to review figurative language. My grade 11s had a lot of fun! I would definitely buy more games like this one!
Oh, I am very sorry. I don't know what the problem could be. I might be able to help you if you give me more details about any kind of error messages that pop up when you try to open it. I don't own a Mac, but we can try to make it work. :)
March 10, 2013
Great! Kids love it.
March 4, 2013
Absolutely fabulous! I hope you'll create more presentations with other contemporary music that high schoolers will love. Great job!!!!!
Thanks so much; I'm very glad your class enjoyed it! The sequel is available in my store, as well, if the kids demand a rematch! ;)
February 9, 2013
January 19, 2013
My Kids loved it.
January 19, 2013
I would hide the music icon. It is a great tool!
January 12, 2013
This looks like a great "refresher" for my classes before we jump right into literary analysis (poetry, prose, etc.). The only change I would make would be to put the info. into a Prezi slide, since my kiddos seem to really enjoy that spatially interactive format. Overall, definitely worth the purchase. Thanks for posting it!
January 7, 2013
My students understood most of these so it was great! I modified it a bit.
January 6, 2013
Looking forward to using this in class!
January 6, 2013
My students LOVED this game!
January 3, 2013
Thanks for a great product!
January 3, 2013
Spectacular. This is bound to be a hit. Do you have more Power Points like this?
Can't wait to use this with my 8th graders. They will love this.
September 8, 2012
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this! I played the game with my sophomores this morning and they had so much fun--more fun than I was expecting! The examples are timely and helpful and the pictures and sound clips are great. Love the "bad to the bone" photo. Worth every penny, highly recommended. Make more!
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Thanks so much for this awesome game! I just bought it and tried to use it with Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 and I can't get any of the sounds to work. I was really hoping to use it for my class, but not sure how to make those work! How do I find out what clips you used and maybe I can try and reconstruct my own? Any help would be great!
I'm very sorry that it's not working for you. I found most of my sound clips from http://www.wavsource.com/ . I wish I could help more; I don't know what the problem could be. :(
May 18, 2013
I really love what you have created, however, I have 5th graders and I would like to add music clips the same way you have added clips from movies and television. How did you go about doing that exactly? I'd like to take some things out and add some in, but I'm unsure as to how I can do that?
Hi there! I'm glad you like the game! To be honest, it's been probably six or seven years since I originally created the game, and I've been staying at home with my little girls for over five years, so I'm really out of practice. I just remember saving .wav files to my computer and then inserting them into PowerPoint. I'm sure that doesn't help much, and I do apologize. Good luck with it all!
February 5, 2013
I just purchased the review (desperately needed something interactive like this for Wednesday, 01/09/13). sadly, my sound links/clips are refusing to play. Any ideas on how to make the clips work or what I may be doing wrong? I purchased, immediately downloaded, and updated my Abode software for the game. Am I missing anything??? Please let me know ASAP, as I'd love to use it THIS WEEK. Thanks!
Hello, and thanks for purchasing the game! It works in MS PowerPoint, have you tried that? If you don't have MS Powerpoint, you can try using the free Powerpoint Viewer that can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6
Please let me know how it goes! I haven't had any complaints about the game, so I'm not sure what else it could be. I really hope it works out!
This looks like fun! My question is do the students just have to listen and find the figurative language and then label it? I know that sounds redundant, but I'm just not sure if there's a question slide or they know they're looking to ID the phrase and figurative language type. Thank you!
Hi Anna! The students listen to the movie/tv/music clip and then they have a second to discuss in their groups to find the figurative language. It could be anything from alliteration, irony, simile, etc. There's no specific question slide, just the clip. I hope that helps! Thanks for looking, Anna!