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Our The Catcher in the Rye Figurative Language contains many examples for learners to examine. To make your digital experience smooth, we include instructions (w/ screenshots!) of how to download and organize your resources in Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. We've added Google Forms versions of each activity that auto-corrects their responses using a suggested answer key (which you can adjust afterward or modify your answer key) and compiles grades into a spreadsheet with learners' names and class periods to make things easier for you to grade all in one place (some types of question aren't able to auto-grade, though, because of the short-answer format).
Learners will analyze . . .
★ a page of idioms and compare their literal vs. figurative meanings.
★ a page of quotes and determine whether they contain a simile or metaphor.
★ quotes and determine the figurative device and explain its meaning.
★ They will need to analyze 70 quotes from the story and determine which of the following figurative devices it is:
TEXT: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
→ Meets Common Core Standards
→ Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped
Enjoy! And don't be a phony.
WHAT OTHER TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS LITERATURE RESOURCE
♥ This resource made learning so much more authentic. It allowed students to creatively search for figurative language all while interacting with the book! It aided in a more thorough understanding of the book and its unique characteristics!
♥ PERFECT! My reading students tend to struggle with figurative language beyond just metaphors and similes! It really helped my students clarify their understanding with concrete examples.
♥ I have sung your praises in another post, but seriously, I have to teach ELA 9-12 in a special education classroom that asks that I teach each student at his grade level. Translation = I could teach all grade levels at one time. Seriously. It wouldn't be possible to do without these units. The standards are being hit, students are engaged and thinking critically, and I am actually teaching what I love! Thanks again for creating such a user friendly approach that takes the stress out of my planning and preparation nightmare!
♥ I teach figurative language all year long. Since I teach this toward the end of the year, this is a culminating assessment for figurative language. Great resource! I love when my students see the figurative language in the novel we're reading!
♥ I believe that students make powerful connections to literary devices when they see and work with them in print and this activity does just that. It makes the assignment authentic. Thanks.
WHAT IS CREATED FOR DIGITAL?
★ Our Created for Digital resources take all the trusted, quality instructional tools you know and love and convert them into the digital format you need for your online learners.
Why go Digital?
··· Paperless. No printing.
··· Instant saving ... students work in the file.
··· Technology Proficiency
··· Works on Chromebooks, Android Tablets, and other devices
··· Engaged students
··· Easy group work
··· Paper trail of revisions for teacher to see
··· Teacher Tutorial - access link and how to use this with your learners
··· Microsoft OneDrive user instructions - a step-by-step visual tutorial. This will only take minutes!
··· All slides can be used over and over again.
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