Imagery Analysis Scaffolded Figurative Language Activities

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF
Pages
5 Worksheets + Answer Key
$3.00
$3.00
Share this resource

Description

Are your students at a loss when it comes to analyzing the effects of imagery, simile, metaphor, and personification? This sequence of scaffolded activities will give them concrete guidance on how to identify and analyze these common types of figurative language.

This resource includes:

  • A table including the name of each poetic device, a definition including the general effect, and an example, along with a quick exercise to practice identifying these techniques.
  • A guide to the four steps to analyzing imagery: identify the comparison, find similarities, explore connotations, and identify how the imagery affects the mood. Sentence templates and examples are given for students to practice each step.
  • An activity in which students choose the best of two analyses of a selection of examples of figurative language, and justify their choice in writing.
  • Further examples for students to identify and analyze independently.
  • Suggested answers for all tasks.

This resource also includes my List of 100+ Words to Describe Mood, which can also be downloaded for FREE here.

This resource goes well with my worksheets for analyzing sound devices.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Looking for other literature resources? Check out my Miss Brill Digital Close ReadingCask of Amontillado Digital Close ReadingThe Open Window Digital Close Reading, and my FREE Short Story Analysis Template!

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to hear about new products, or check out the Scholar's Atelier website!

Total Pages
5 Worksheets + Answer Key
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 hours
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up