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5th - 11th, Homeschool
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Literary devices review game SNAP! loses none of the fun of the popular children’s game while reviewing 7 key literary terms in groups of 2-5 players.

As in the traditional children's game, the object of the game is to win all of the cards. In this game, however, students gain cards by matching examples of 7 devices: alliteration, metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, oxymoron and onomatopoeia. Half of the 72 cards contain one sentence examples of each of these devices. The other half contains the device words.

Ways to win cards

1. The simplest way: when two identical device cards are played consecutively. The student who spots this match first shouts out the device name, followed by SNAP!

2. When a device card is followed by an example of that device. The student who spots this match first shouts out the device, followed by SNAP!

3. When two consecutive cards are examples of the same device. This match takes the longest to work out. The student who spots this match first shouts out the device, followed by SNAP!

What you get in this resource

An optional glossary (with examples) of the 7 terms. This can be given to the students to review for a few minutes before the game.

9 pages of cards (8 cards per sheet, for a total pack of 72).

An optional back of card fun graphic (the back of the cards can be left blank).

An answer key that students can consult to solve any disputes.

How to prepare for the game

Photocopy enough packs of cards for the number of groups that best suits your class. For a class of 24 you might play in 6 groups of 4, and would therefore need 6 packs.

Photocopy one answer key for the whole class.

Give students scissors and they can cut the cards before commencing play.

The cards can be photocopied onto ordinary paper, but using cardstock would mean that they will last you until your retirement!

This game is part of a poetry bundle.

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It is also part of these games resources:

ELA Games Grades 5-8
Brain Teaser Bundle grades 5-8

ELA Games grades 9-12

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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