This simile and metaphor bundle is filled with several fun activities that are sure to get to your students excited about this unit!
Included in this bundle are the following activities :
Posters/Anchor Charts- I like to post these around the room for students to preview if they need a reminder.
Task Cards- You can use task cards in so many ways. I like to “hide” these cards around the room and let students answer them in groups. Or, you could have students work on these cards in a small group gathering. I've included a recording sheet and an answer sheet for quick grading.
Puzzle pieces- I use this activity as a remediation activity. If a student is struggling with determining the difference between the two, I have them work with me on finding the puzzle pieces. This is a basic activity that really helps fill the gaps with some of my learners.
Fortune Teller- My students eat these up! There are two versions of this product; one is already made and ready, and the other allows students to create their own simile and metaphor questions under the tabs. I’ve included directions for playing and folding this unique learning tool. However, most students won’t need instructions since they make these in their free time. At least that’s always the case with my class. :)
Spot the Similes- I give this handout to students the week we talk about similes and metaphors. I challenge students to see how many similes they can find in their books, which always turns into a fun competition with more reading!
Create your own- Students are given a handout with pictures and they use their creativity and writing skills to create their own simile or metaphor.
Say What!?- This handout gives students the chance to determine if a statement is a simile or metaphor, and then they explain what it means in their own words. I like to use this as a mini assessment grade.
Metaphor & Simile Postcard- Students can write postcards to each other by showing off their simile and metaphor skills.
Simile & Metaphor Booklet- I like to give this to students the first day introduce similes and metaphors. This booklet allows students to show what they know and it gives them a place to write down similes and metaphors they can use within their writing. This is a tool I use in my co-taught classroom, since this booklet provides a visual and is great in interactive notebooks.
Please check out the preview and feel free to let me know if you have any questions!