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A Long Way Gone: Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt

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This activity includes a two-sided graphic organizer, an answer key, and 16 enlarged quotes from the book (containing examples of figurative language devices) to hang up around your classroom.

Students will need to know basic definitions for the following terms: alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, juxtaposition, oxymoron, assonance, allusion, flashback, imagery, personification, paradox, consonance, simile, metaphor, litotes, and foreshadowing.

Teacher Directions:
1. Print off enlarged quotes and scatter them around the classroom. I tape them to walls and desks.
2. Copy off the two-sided graphic organizer for each student.
3. Direct students to walk around the classroom, finding quotes and then identifying each one as an example of a figurative language device and recording it onto their graphic organizers. I encourage peer discussion because it can be a great learning opportunity as they discuss/debate how each example fits the definition of each term.

This assignment INCLUDES A KEY. It's easy to grade and perfect for formative feedback.

If you enjoy this activity, I offer other A Long Way Gone activities in my store and a similar "scavenger hunt" that reviews reading terms! Thanks for checking them out.

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A Long Way Gone: Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt by A Watson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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