This Cute As A Button SMARTboard activity is both a minilesson and applied practice in identifying similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, and hyperbole. A mini lesson details what each of these 5 types of figurative language are and gives examples. These could easily be separated into multiple mini lessons and used to engage kids in discussion by sharing their own examples. Two direct links to fun videos (SafeShare) help deliver this message. Kids will love them and it makes understanding these concepts a snap. The mini lesson is followed by 16 slides that allow students to practice identifying which type of figurative language was used in the sentence. All slides are linked and are self checking for easy use. Great for introduction, practice, or review of the skills. Created with Smart Notebook 11.