Figurative Language Task Cards | PDF and Digital | Distance Learning

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (14 pages)
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  1. This bundle of figurative language resources features many engaging activities, including a PowerPoint, a flipbook, partner plays, games, worksheets, and more!The following literary devices are featured in this bundle: →Simile→Metaphor→Onomatopoeia→Personification→Alliteration→Hyperbole→IdiomThis bu
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  2. Task Card BUNDLE: If you use a lot of task cards in your classroom, then your students may find this new little twist on them engaging and unique. This BUNDLE contains the following 31 SETS OF TASK CARDS! Check out the PREVIEW or click on each link to take a closer look!Inferences Context Clues Aut
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Learning Objective

Given a sentence containing figurative language, students will select the literary device used from a list of multiple choice options. Given a literary device, students will select the sentence that contains the device.


This set of 42 figurative language task cards include the following literary devices:








These cards are all written in a multiple choice format, but they follow two different formats. For half of the cards, a sentence containing figurative language is in the question stem, and students have to determine which type of figurative language is used within that sentence.

On the other half of the cards, students are asked, "Which sentence contains a (metaphor)?" Then, the students must read through the multiple choice sentences and select the best answer.

I have also included an optional bonus activity to further engage students as they make their way through the set of task cards. (Check out the preview!)

********This resource is available in two formats:

1. Traditional Printables- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.

2. Easel Activity- With this format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF!** This paperless version contains 40 cards and uses digital 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!

***If you would like to have a Google Slides and/or Google Forms version of this activity, click on these links to access the digital version or the bundle.

Listed below are some of my other figurative language products:

Figurative Language Flipbook (Literary Devices):

Figurative Language 40 slide Interactive Powerpoint

Figurative Language Pencil Craftivity

Figurative Language Worksheet Packet

Figurative Language Concentration Game (Literary Devices)

Figurative Language: Seven Partner Plays for grades 4-5

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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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.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.


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