I will be uploading several versions of this game in the next few weeks that are geared to specific books or short stories.
Your students will enjoy learning about the difference between a simile or a metaphor by playing this fun board game! This download includes everything you need to simply print and go including the following:
* A game board
* Simile sentence strips
* Metaphor sentence strips
* A set of strips containing sentences that are neither simile nor metaphor examples
As the type of figurative language is identified, students initial a corresponding square on the game board. The goal is to be the first student to find and initial four squares on the board either in a row or diagonally. As the game unfolds, students may block each other or even challenge a choice.
This game may be used to best suit the needs of your students. An example might include:
* Use the game to assess prior knowledge about the concept of simile and metaphor. After the game, teach a unit on the concepts. Pass the game out again at the end of the unit to gauge student growth.
* Use the game as a mini lesson about simile and metaphor
* Use the game as a study guide activity for simile and metaphor
* Use the game as part of the classroom literacy center rotation
To reduce waste, consider laminating the game board and strips. Instead of using a pencil to mark their initials, students could use a dry erase marker instead.
Have students cut the strips - in doing so they will be interacting with the figurative language before the game begins!
The cover page is colored blue to stand out on the TPT search results. I have changed the background to white for the download. Also, I have included screen shots of very small sections of the game and directions for illustrative purposes. The complete material is in the download ready to print and play!
Common Core Standards:
RL 6.4; RL 7.4; RL 8.4; RL 9.4; RL 10.4
W 6.3d; W 7.3d; W 8.3d; W 9.3d; W 10.3d
Similie and Metaphor Board Game by M. Withrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License