Your students will love these 8 posters and 32 task cards to reinforce the use of figurative language in their reading and writing.
Each task card is designed as an easy read to expose students to a difficult concept with simple text. These cards work well for all students whether they are English speakers or English Language Learner (ELL) students.
Included in This Resource
★ Eight (8.5 x 11) posters that define Figurative Language, Alliteration, Hyperboles, Idioms, Metaphors, Personification, Onomatopoeias, Similes
★ 32 Figurative Language Task Cards
★ Answer Key (provided on 2 task cards)
(The answer key is typed into 2 “task cards.” This makes it easy to leave in the center for self-checking and for task card storage. Keep the answers with the task cards!)
★ Student Response Sheet
★ 2 blank task cards
Understanding figurative language can help students…
★ improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills
★ build their vocabulary by learning new words and meanings
★ develop an appreciation for word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
★ Figurative language is all about changing the literal meaning. (It is all about the nuance.) This is an important language and social skill.
These task cards are perfect for test prep and will work well at literacy centers, for partner work, or with the whole class using a game like Scoot.
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