Use these figurative language stations to strengthen your students' understanding of how and why authors use figurative language in their writing -- and to encourage them to use these devices in the pieces that they write themselves.
(NOTE: these stations are part of my Figurative Language Bundle
AND my Learning Stations Mega Bundle
In this zip file, you will find the following:
This file contains stations that focus on some of the more common figurative language devices: allusion, hyperbole, imagery, metaphor, personification and simile. The task cards feature short passages from young adult fiction, as well as some non-fiction pieces. You can use these in a variety of ways by asking students to:
• identify the device on the task card and explain its purpose
• identify the device and explain its purpose; then, they will choose one passage to use as a mentor text
• choose a passage to use as a mentor text (no analysis)
• Reflect on ways they could add figurative language to enhance their own writing
*You can also edit the task card to create your own instructions.
This file contains stations that focus on allegory, analogy, euphemism, idiom, irony, litotes, metonymy, oxymoron and synecdoche. For these stations, students will identify and analyze short passages from poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
Use these stations if you want your students to look at multiple devices at the same time. You can use the task cards from the individual stations: choose one from each (allusion, imagery, simile, etc.) and place them at each of the five stations in this file. Alternatively, you could place a short text at each station – a poem, an essay, passages from fiction pieces – and have students identify the figurative devices used in the text. Because of the many ways you may choose to use these, I have not provided task sheets; students can use their own paper, based on your instructions.
For all options: you can print off and cut up the definition “posters” and leave them at each station as a reminder for the students.
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