These slides are a great tool to introduce figurative language to your students. The mini-lesson starts by covering the basic definition of figurative language and comparing it to regular language. It then explores four basic types of figurative language: similes, metaphors, personification, and onomatopoeia. This basic, clear introduction is especially useful for teaching this new concept to low-level learners or students completely new to it.
The slides are colorful and fun. Turn-and-Talk strategies are incorporated into the mini-lesson to allow for formative assessment of student understanding.