This activity is to teach figurative language (metaphor, simile, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, personification, and idioms). It can be used for 3rd – 5th and probably up to 6th or 7th.
*Copyright information: Definitions used in this document come from yourdictionary.com http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-figurative-language.html
*7 pages total with color pictures!
*These pages can be used for either a bulletin board or a visual for the students to use as they come across figurative language in the story.
*Co-operative groups could focus on one type of figurative language and once having compiled a list, share with whole group.
*In my classroom, I attached each definition page atop a piece of large construction paper for a bulletin board. As we read through a novel and came across an example of figurative language, we would write the type of figurative language under the correct definition. If you are using an interactive notebook in your class, they could list these in their notebook as you read instead of the bulletin board or in addition.
TEKS 110.14. 10 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 3
TEKS 110.15b8 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 4
TEKS 110.15b2D English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 4
TEKS 110.16b2D English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5
TEKS 110.16b8 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5
I also have these same definitions on a 1 page handout as a FREEBIE! Enjoy and thank you for checking out Cynthia's Ideas!