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This resource is designed to give students hands-on practice sorting four types of figurative language seen in the novel, Front Desk, by Kelly Yang: 1) Simile; 2) Metaphor; 3) Personification; and 4) Hyperbole.
How To Use This Resource:
First, cut out the Header and Figurative Language Cards. (You may choose to laminate them or print them out on cardstock to increase durability.) Have students sort the Figurative Language Cards into the respective categories under the Header Cards. Answers could be checked by the teacher or by the students themselves, using the answer key that is included.
Bonus: After students correctly sort the cards, ask them to complete the Figurative Language Extension Activity Sheet for as many examples from the sort as you’d like. Here, students explain the literal and figurative meanings of the example, use it in an original sentence, and illustrate it.
Ways to Differentiate:
•Students work independently or in pairs
•Choose which Header Cards to use (with or without the definitions)
•Focus on only two figurative language types at a time
•Complete the sort as a shared activity where the teacher guides the learning
This Resource Includes:
* an About This Resource page
* a Common Core-Alignment page
* 4 Header Cards with definitions
* 4 Header Cards without definitions
* 28 Figurative Language Cards with excerpts from the text
* Answer Key
* BONUS: 4 Figurative Language Extension Activity Sheets
NOTE: Students DO NOT have to be familiar with the text to work with this resource!
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Yours in Literacy,