This fun, printable literacy activity is perfect for assessing and reviewing the children’s ability to recognize and use figurative language. Through an active Scavenger Hunt, the kids have to find the facts to answer the weather related questions from the fact cards. But, also included in each fact card are examples of figurative language. They must find the figurative language too! Two rigorous and engaging activities rolled into one. This packet is aligned with 5th grade CCSS ELA RL.5.4.
This is a great activity to use with literacy centers or whole class. I actually designed this for my 5th graders as a lesson tying in with our unit of inquiry about extreme weather. I numbered the back of the fact awards and taped them around the room. The children then had to take their worksheet and clipboards and wander around, finding the answers to the questions and identifying the figurative language. It was thoroughly engaging.
The 4 picture collages show blizzards, drought, hurricanes and tornadoes. These can be used as a writing tool to create brainstorms of figurative language with the end result of a written piece of work of your choosing.
Quiz sheet with 12 questions for scavenger hunt
20 differentiated scavenger hunt fact cards. Yes, 20 cards and only 12 questions to increase the rigor. Not all questions have an answer and may be independently researched afterwards. (purple is less challenging than blue)
Articles and poetry, to find examples of figurative language used within a variety of texts.
4 picture sheets to use to inspire the students to create their own figurative language for whatever type of writing you wish. ( I used this for descriptive paragraphs and expository writing)
~ Susan Powers