Figurative Language Fun!
This activity contains 2 sheets of instructions, 1 title page to be cut in fourths, and 7 pages of figurative examples to be categorized. Once you print and cut the pages in fourths, small groups place the title cards of simile, metaphor, personfication, and combination at the top of a desk. Then, they read through the figurative language cards (made from the 7 pages cut in fourths) and sort them according to which title the example falls under. If there is more than one figurative language example in a sentence, students put that card under "combination." When students finish categorizing the cards, they must look at the beginning letter of each card to unscramble a word. The words from each category form a sentence. Thus, students work collaboratively to decide the figurative language contained in each card and then have fun trying to figure out the sentence before any other group. There are lots of forms of figurative language, but this lesson only reviews simile, metaphor, and personification. This is an engaging review of these three types that helps you assess students' knowledge without doing a boring worksheet. This activity should take about 30 minutes
(could be longer or shorter depending on ability levels.)
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Descriptive Writing Is Delicious!
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