Figurative Language Fun!
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These graphic organizers and sorts feature 40 school themed examples of four types of figurative language including simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole.
Featuring definitions and challenging figurative language examples that move students from the identification of each example (using the sorts) to careful analysis of each type of figurative language (graphic organizers). These graphic organizers will help prepare your students for the increasing rigor of standardized tests. As a reading specialist, I have successfully used these same strategies to help students fully grasp these types of figurative language.
Each type of figurative language features a specific form of analysis. Students move beyond merely identifying the type of figurative language, but really analyze it to determine why it is that type and what it actually means.
This figurative language packet can be adapted into several lessons. Use the sorts first to teach and or review student ability to identify the types of figurative language. Be sure to cut the sorts out on cardstock and mix them up with the other examples. Class sets or partner sets work well for this. After reviewing the sorts, distribute the graphic organizers. Depending on the level of the students, you could use each graphic organizer on separate days for four lessons or combine two organizers each day for two lessons.
Examples also feature high level vocabulary words that can be used in mini-lessons, warm ups, or closure activities.
Answer keys are included for each graphic organizer.
Be sure to check out my other graphic organizers:
Link-An Inference Disaster
Link-Point of View Fun
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The clip art pencils on the graphic organizer can be found in my store.
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