If we want students to identify and use figurative language and literary devices, then they MUST study and understand them by learning the definitions and types; by creating and writing their own; AND by identifying and finding them in texts. THIS is exactly what these pages will get students doing! Students will study simile/metaphor/personification/hyperbole for figures of speech AND alliteration/assonance/onomatopoeia for literary devices.
Students will read a definitions page and do a matching/interactive activity (pg. 1); next, they will create their own types (pg. 2); then, they will find them in texts of your/their choice (pg. 3); finally, they will create their own IN RELATION to a text they've read/been assigned to (this page is more creative where students use illustrations/sketches yet their creations are based on a reading) (pgs. 4/5). Pg.6 is a key/sample/teaching suggestions page.
Designed for multiple uses, multi-use. Use pages collectively or individually! Teachers/students choose the texts; pages are "generic" for your use!
Flexible use options:
-use with whole class lit./novel/book/genre studies
-use to bridge reading and writing
-use with fiction and/or non-fiction AND poetry
-use pages for independent reading/SSR/DEAR
-use with small groups: lit.circles/book clubs