*This activity is to teach figurative language (metaphor, simile, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, personification, and idioms). It can be used for 3rd, 4th, 5th or higher.
*If you are using an interactive notebook/ journal/spiral in your class, they could glue the whole page into their notebook then have them label 6 pages with each type of figurative language OR cut out each definition and glue one atop each page and list the phrases of figurative language in the notebook while reading.
*I have also created a large version of the definitions (for purchase). In the large version, each definition is shown on one page (7 pages in all – the first page is the definition for “figurative language”). This version can be used as a bulletin board or a visual for the students to use as they come across figurative language in the story.
*In my classroom, I attached the large definition page atop a piece of large construction paper for a bulletin board. As we read through a novel and came across an example of figurative language, we would write the phrase under the correct definition. If your students are using an interactive notebook in your class, they could list these in their interactive notebook as you read instead of the bulletin board or in addition.
TEKS 110.14. 10 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 3
TEKS 110.15b8 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 4
TEKS 110.15b2D English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 4
TEKS 110.16b2D English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5
TEKS 110.16b8 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5
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