They call it the "Fall" semester, but in my district, there's over a month of Summer remaining on the first day of school!
I have a hard time getting kids interested in Fall-related activities. Colored leaves, pilgrims, and apples just don't do the trick with urban kids in Title I schools. But there's one thing I've found every one of my students loves, and that's THE OUTDOORS. With that in mind, I made this bundle. It started out as just a dozen or so figurative language worksheets with a sports and outdoor theme. Since it was a hit, I kept expanding it. Now its over 80 pages and includes figurative language, grammar, and writing!
To sum up the whole bundle in one sentence: this is a sports- and outdoor-themed unit of informational and creative writing activities scaffolded with fun worksheets that reinforce the fundamentals of good writing, with an emphasis on figurative language.
How I Use It
I don't give my students the entire bundle at one time. I like to pick and choose, do about 10 pages a week as a homework packet for the first few weeks of school, and keep copies of some pages handy for "early finishers" or extra credit.
Inside, you will find activities, centers and worksheets for...
Creative Writing Assignments And Templates
Informational Writing Assignments And Templates
Understanding and Interpreting Graphs
Understanding and Interpreting Tables
Identifying and Writing Sensory Language
Identifying and Writing Figurative Language
Here is a nearly complete list of all the worksheets, centers and activities. (There's a clickable table of contents in the PDF.)
Figurative Language - What is it?
Similes - How many can you write?
CHALLENGE - Combine simile and Hyperbole
Combine simile and Hyperbole
Alliteration Challenge - Nonsense Tongue Twisters
Picture Perfect Practice
Triple Challenge - Three types of figurative language in one sentence!
Figurative Language - Review
Figurative Language "Bookmarks
Past Tense Verbs
There, Their, and They're
Latin Root Fore-
Reading Graphs - What's the Weather?
Table Time! - Easy
Table Time! - Hard
Just for Fun - Hard
Just for Fun - Easy
Brainstorm! - Beach Scene
Brainstorm Sort 1
Brainstorm and Sort - Easy
Brainstorm and Sort - Hard
Compose - Beach Scene
Sensory Language - Look, Listen and Smell
Writer's Tic Tac Toe
Creative Writing Assignment - A Day in the Life
Informational Writing Assignment - My Sport Report