Here's a NEW way to engage your students in identifying, analyzing, and creating figurative language to determine author's purpose.
These TWO activities combine the critical thinking of figurative language analysis and the fun of modern social media (Snapchat) no technology required!
This product contains 2 different activities.
***Directions for activity 1: Analyzing Types of Figurative Language ***
1. Read the sentence below about the Snapchat image then Identify whether the sentence contains a simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification.
2. Explain how you know it is that type of figurative language.
3. Circle Key Words:
--If it is a simile or metaphor, circle the two things being compared.
--If it is a hyperbole, circle the extreme exaggeration.
--If it is personification, circle the verb which makes it so.
4. Explain why an author used the figurative language.
***Directions for activity 2: Analyzing Types of Figurative Language ***
1. Create your own simile sentence about the Snapchat image to the left.
2. In your sentence, circle the two things being compared.
Answers for each picture/slide are in the notes section at the bottom of the ppt.
```Use these activities in so many different ways!```
Students can work on these independently, in pairs, or in groups. Use it whole class, in stations, or if you love getting your kids moving, it can be printed out to use for a gallery walk activity.
This is a fully editable powerpoint.doc, so once your students have completed the examples, you can edit it with your own examples (like from a novel or poem) for use again and again! The PDF file (not editable) is also attached for those who do not have access to PowerPoint.
Try before you buy!!! Download the Preview File (in PDF) to see a couple of the slides. Answer key in comment bubble.
These activities are 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.