Figurative Language Hunt
Figurative Language Hunt includes simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and personification and is a great resource for review. The basic graphic organizer has students analyze five examples of figurative language from the short story, “Show Me the Money” (read an excerpt below). This engaging and original short story will grab your students’ attention and help students apply their knowledge of figurative language. This set encourages close reading and rereading.
The figurative language graphic organizer is offered in three different ways with varying levels of difficulty.
Breakdown of Differentiated Graphic Organizer:
Option 1- Five examples of text are given from the short story. Students must identify each type (in some cases, more than one type of figurative language is present), explain what it means, and draw a picture to show it.
Option 2- Three examples of text are given from the short story. Students must find two examples using the short story (hyperbole and simile). Then, students must identify each type (in some cases, more than one type of figurative language is present), explain what it means, and draw a picture to show it.
Option 3- No examples are given. Instead, students must find the correct lines of text from the short story that match the specific type of figurative language. For each example, they must explain what it means, and draw a picture to show it.
An excerpt from...
$how Me the Money
by Kim Berry
He was the heart throb of every fifth grade girl except me. Billy Martin was his name, but I called him Billy Bob just to annoy him. Although, if you asked me I’d say the name fit him rather well. He certainly dressed the part of a country farmer. Everyday he would come to school with those blue-denim overalls and a plain white t-shirt to go under it. Ordinarily, I don’t set out to antagonize newcomers, actually I make it a point to befriend them. I figure it’s better to have the newbie on my side rather than as an enemy. Unfortunately, my gentle welcome to Sherman Oaks Elementary didn’t go over too well. As Billy had put it, even if he was drowning in a lake and I was the only person around, he wouldn’t call my name for help. A simple no thank you would have done just nicely. So from that point on, I steered clear of Billy Martin. Zero interaction was my goal.
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Read the entire story by downloading this set, “Figurative Language Hunt”.
You can also use this short story to teach many other fiction elements including conflict, theme, point of view, plot, descriptive language, visualizing, and summarizing.
This set of activities is a great addition to any student’s interactive notebook and will serve as a great review and model of figurative language.
An answer key is included.
Be sure to check out my other graphic organizers:
Link-Point of View Fun
Link-Figurative Language Fun
Link-An Inference Disaster: Implicit and Explicit Information
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