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Figurative Language Small Group Instruction: Seven Tri-folds | PDF and Digital |

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These seven print-and-go tri-folds target figurative language. Use these tri-folds over the course of 7 days to provide targeted instruction on this topic.

As I was creating these tri-folds, I pictured myself using them with small groups of students. Specifically, I envisioned sitting around a table with a group of students who needed some targeted instruction and additional opportunities to practice identifying figurative language within text. That being said, however, you can also successfully use these tri-folds in a large group setting or assign them as independent work.

These figurative language trifolds progress from basic to more complex. Answer keys are included, along with additional teacher notes for EACH tri-fold. CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW to get a good feel for what you will get if you choose to purchase this resource.

Tri-fold #1: Similes On Panel A, students circle "like" or "as" and identify the two items being compared. On Panel B, all of the sentences contain "like" or "as", and students must determine whether or not the signal word is being used in a simile. On Panel C, students write their own similes. Finally, on the last two panels, students read 4 short excerpts and 1 longer passage, and identify the similes within each.

Tri-fold #2: Metaphors On Panel A, students identify the two items being compared. On Panel B, students learn the purpose of a metaphor in writing, and revise a sentence so that it contains a metaphor. On Panel C, students differentiate between similes and metaphors. Finally, on the last two panels, students read 4 short excerpts and 1 longer passage, and identify the metaphors within each. The final passage contains two similes to identify, as well.

Tri-fold #3: Personification On the first panel, students identify the object that is personified within each sentence. On Panel B, students write their own sentences with personification. The purpose of Panel C is to review all three literary devices that have been covered in the first three tri-folds. Finally, on the last two panels, students read 4 short excerpts and 1 longer passage, and identify the personification within each.

Tri-fold #4: Idioms On Panels A and B, students identify the meaning of common idioms. For Panel C, I found two uncommon idioms, and placed them in the context of a passage. Students must use context clues to determine the meanings of these two idioms. Panel D contains sentences from the book Liberty, by Kirby Larson, and students must determine whether each sentence contains a simile, a metaphor, an idiom, personification, or none of the above. The final panel contains a reading passage, in which the students must identify four idioms within the passage, and then answer questions about two of the idioms.

Tri-fold #5: Alliteration & Onomatopoeia Panels A and B target alliteration, while Panels C and D target onomatopoeias. The final panel of this tri-fold contains sentences from the book Ida B, by Katherine Hannigan, and students must determine whether each sentence contains a simile, a metaphor, an onomatopoeia, alliteration, or personification.

Tri-fold #6: Hyperboles After being introduced to hyperboles on Panel A, students write their own hyperboles on the second panel. The third panel of this tri-fold contains sentences from the book The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, and students must determine whether each sentence contains a simile, a metaphor, an onomatopoeia, a hyperbole, alliteration, or personification. Finally, on the last two panels, students read 3 short excerpts and 1 longer passage, and identify the hyperboles within each.

Tri-fold #7: Putting it All Together The main objective of this final figurative language tri-fold is expose students to multiple choice questions related to identifying figurative language after reading short passages. Students will likely see questions like these on standardized tests. This tri-fold includes 3 fiction reading passages. Ten multiple choice questions are included in this tri-fold.

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1. TRADITIONAL PRINTABLES- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.

2. TPT DIGITAL ACTIVITY- With this format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF!** This paperless version uses text boxes and drawing tools so that your students can complete it on a device. You can assign it to your students via Google Drive, and they can return it to you to review. Click on the Getting Started Guide to learn more about this version of the activity!

Feel free to take a peek at my other tri-folds! Just click on the links below!

Author's Purpose: Targeted Tri-folds

Main Idea: Targeted Tri-folds

Plot: Targeted Tri-folds

Theme: Targeted Tri-folds

Making Inferences: Targeted Tri-folds

Citing Text Evidence: Targeted Tri-folds

Context Clues: Targeted Tri-folds

Cause and Effect: Targeted Tri-folds

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This resource is also included in my TRI-FOLDS BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

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