Motivate your young scholars to look for examples of figurative language while reading literature! They can look and listen for these examples during whole class reading, partner reading, silent reading, and read-aloud! Your students will love “hunting” for figurative language while they read.
Have your students complete this board for:
-AN ASSIGNMENT: Give your students a certain number of examples they need to find throughout your figurative language unit. You could also give them a certain number of the figurative language squares, and they must use them all in the designated amount of time.
-A CHALLENGE: Challenge your students to see who can get a certain number of examples, or see who can the most! Add incentives for extra motivation.
-FUN: No obligations are tied to the board. Students just complete the board for enjoyment and the thrill of finding figurative language while reading.
What’s in this Product:
(A non-editable PDF and a partially editable PowerPoint)
*8 different figurative language posters (shapes)
(metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, assonance, idiom, personification, hyperbole)
*Square slips for your students to record their examples on. (Your students can stick them to your board with tape or staples.)
*Optional DIY pockets for squares
How it Works:
-Introduce the board to your students. I introduced this board to my students while learning the different examples of figurative language. Explain the purpose of the board (i.e., for fun, a grade, or just a challenge).
-Instruct students on how to interact with the board. They are to look and listen for examples of figurative language during reading. If they come across an example, they can come up and grab the appropriate square. Each type of figurative language has its own unique shape, and I make sure they are color-coded, to. I just print a few copies of each of the square pages and then place them in pockets that the students can grab from. You could also put the square slips in a bin or folder of some sort. They then write the example on their square, making sure to record where they found it. You could also have them write the date and their name if you want.