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Figurative Language Sort Activity 100 Card Sorting Game Simile, Metaphor & more

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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Need figurative language activities? Use this fun and interactive sorting game to review and reinforce figurative language. These 100 cards each have examples of figurative language taken from authentic texts and popular YA literature. Students will sort them into seven categories: metaphors, similes, personification, hyperboles, idioms, onomatopoeia, alliteration.

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♦ 100 cards with figurative language examples

♦ Fill-in-the-blank quiz

♦ Answer keys

♦ Placemats with terms

♦ Directions and ideas for use

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  • "We have talked so much about figurative language but for some reason it never "clicked" with my students. Being able to see so many wonderful examples from books they have read finally made it click how important figurative language is! Plus it being a sorting activity allowed such deep conversations about why they thought it was that type of figurative language. Wonderful product!" -Ashley S.

  • "This is a fun and engaging way for students to practice identifying literary devices. My students loved it." -Caitlyn F.

  • "I was in a pinch right before testing started and needed low-prep activities for my kids to use as review! This was soooo helpful!!" -Tina N.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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