Here's a NEW way to engage your students in identifying and analyzing figurative language to determine author's purpose.
This activity combines the critical thinking of figurative language analysis and the fun of modern social media (Instagram) and drawing. It contains 10 different examples of figurative language for students to analyze and draw.
Directions for activity:
In the Instagram frame below…
1) Identify the type of figurative language provided at the top of the frame. (Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification.)
2)Determine the author’s purpose in choosing the figurative language.
3) Draw the literal image created by the example of figurative language.
This activity is aligned to:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.A Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Texas English 1 TEK 4(A) explain how figurative language (e.g.,personification, metaphors, similes, hyperbole) contributes to the meaning of a poem.
This is a fully editable Word.doc, so once your students have completed the 10 examples, you can edit it with your own examples (like from a novel or poem) for use again and again!