Sometimes after introducing a topic on the easel I like to create anchor charts that can hang on my walls for easy referral throughout the year. These I make on the computer because they take up less space that way. This file is a set of anchor charts for such figurative language elements as:
Each anchor chart includes the word, a student-friendly definition and a few examples to jog their memory. I print these out to hang on my walls but I'll also print them out to scale (50% or 25%) on card stock for my students. We call them our learning trading cards (like baseball cards). Then, when we've got a few extra minutes left in the day, we can pull out the cards and quiz a buddy on what they mean or ask them to say an example of one of the literary elements.