Do your students groan when it comes to learning about figurative language like similes and personification because they claim to already know about them and then low and behold can’t pick them out of a literary line-up if their grade depended on it? FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE is an interactive Power Point that provides the definitions and examples for different types of figurative language (Metaphor, Simile, Personification, Paradox, Oxymoron, Imagery, Hyperbole, and Foreshadowing) and then the practice students need with real literature to pinpoint them. The 34 practice slides contain literary excerpts representative of different time periods and styles including Dickens, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, and Austen; students click on what type of figurative language is utilized in the passage and the Power Point then moves to either a “Correct” or an “Incorrect/Try Again” slide. Students then click on the return box to go back to the original question. Students can hit the space bar to move to the next question. My ninth grade students love to go to the Promethean Board to click on their choices, and I use it as a mini assessment by calling on students one at a time.
Figurative Language: Alive in Literature (Interactive Power Point)
by Reynolds Davidson
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