This document will help your students identify different forms of figurative language, and this document will also help them identify different examples of figurative language.
I use these cards at the start of class or with the last or first few minute throughout the year as a review.
To get started, cut out all of the cards and distribute one to each student. Before you start the timer, make sure your students know either the definition of the card that they have ( example: I have a simile) or the example of figurative language that they have. (example: I have life is a highway). With excitement count down, and tell your kids to start the race against time! I always record down the amount of time that it takes us to finish, and I post this on the board. My students are always very anxious and excited to attempt to beat their last record figurative language I have who has card time!
In order to differentiate, or expand the lesson once the students have mastered the cards, I like to allow my students to make their own set of I have who has cards with the extra pages at the end of this document. You can use the attached student direction page to implement this activity. I ask my students to store these in a zip lock bag in the front pocket of their binders. Then as a review throughout the year with extra time, I will use the cards created by the students to mix up the activity and examples. My students love to volunteer to share their self made sets with the class. You can also put your kids in partners and ask them to try each others I have who has cards.
I hope you and your students enjoy,