This assignment is done directly after my poetry unit so you won't find much figurative language included. The 60 terms are divided into two sections A. test question terms (like explain, analyze, and define) and B. ELA content specific terms (like characterization, dialogue, and tone).
In my class I give my students the sheet with just the terms and in small groups let them work together to fill in as many as they can.
Next I project the PPT. We usually make it a competition. As I go through the PowerPoint each team gets a turn (cycle through all the team members by asking a different student the term each round). If they get the definition correct they get to shoot a basket (nerf ball into the trash can) if it goes in they get a point. While they are shooting I project the correct definition for students to copy if they didn't have it correct.
this lesson is meant to be a single class period but is long enough that it could go over two days. I don't like to do it more than one day and instead will provide students with the answer key on their way out to study from if needed.
We will revisit the terms in a different way the next day (ex. a kahoot game or around the world game)
This is part of my MCAS/PARCC review in my classes. I don't like to teach to the test, but I also want my students to have the confidence that they are prepared and know what the questions are asking of them. I'm sure you could use these resources in a variety of different ways, so be creative.
ppt with handouts on last slide