Task cards are great fun for the students to use. There are many different ways that you can set up your classroom to use these. Remember that task cards are for use after the students have learned the concepts. They are a review or a testing device.
I have included three different answer sheets. You can choose one to use with the entire class or differentiate the answer sheets between different levels or ages of learners. One answer sheet is blank so the students must know the answer. One answer sheet has the answers listed at the top so the students can choose from the list. The other answer sheet has three choices for each number so younger students or less able students might use these. All answer sheets can be used as a quiz if you want. All KEYs are included. You might also let students use the list of literary terms and their definitions that is included to identify each example.
Print the task cards on cardstock or regular paper, cut them apart, and laminate if you can. If you want, students can print the answer on the laminated card with a hilighter pen instead of using the answer sheets. Print out one, two or three of the answer sheet choices on regular paper.
Ways to use the task cards:
1. Set cards and one of the three answer sheets at a literacy station.
2. Let partners work together with one set of cards.
3. Have work stations set up for students who finish other assignments early and need something to do.
4. Have a whole-class game show type review using the task cards. Split the class in half and draw a task card from the stack and let each side of the class take turns answering the question of what literary term example has been given.
There are other uses so have fun deciding how you will use these colorful task cards.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5a Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context