I saw that one of my figurative language items has been selling almost every day so that made me realize there is a need for quality materials for this. I thought about what I would want in my classroom to help my students practice the skill of determining examples of figurative language. I have collected 58 sample sentences that match one of the seven figurative language categories I have created.
Students will work with a partner or in a small group to line up the seven figurative language categories. They will then take the 58 sentences, read them, discuss ideas presented in the sentence, and then determine what kind of figurative language is present in the sentence. Students would line up the sentences below that category title. The teacher will have the flexibility to use all 58 or fewer depending on time constraints. This is an activity that could take place over the course of several days so students have daily practice – rather than all at once. Again, the teacher can make this work for their situation.
Included in this item are these teaching tips, the seven figurative language labels, the definitions that explain the seven figurative language concepts, the 58 sentences to copy and cut out, and the answer key for the teacher to use for checking students’ work. All of the sentences have been placed in the cut-out boxes in random order so students could actually cut them out without seeing a pattern of them listed together.
** I did notice as I was reviewing the sentences I chose for this activity that students could argue a couple of them to fit in another category. It would make for some GREAT conversations! The answer key shows where I intended for them to be placed – but it is not set in stone.
** If you like this – you might like one of the other two figurative language items I have for sell too!