Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is a novel rich in figurative language. Introduce and reinforce similes, metaphors, and personification with these fun, fishing-themed activities!
Inspired by the important conversations that Winnie has with Angus and Miles on the pond, this file includes a variety of resources to teach similes, metaphors, and personification using examples from the novel, culminating with a fishing game in which students literally catch examples of figurative language, then identify the type and explain what the phrase means. This creative addition to your novel study will be a hit with students!
You'll find the following activities, which can be aligned to Common Core, in this file:
*Detailed suggested uses
*Introduction and Examples WS: Students will be introduced to similes, metaphors, and personification and given examples from the novel, which they will analyze. A key is included.
*Similes, Metaphors, and Personification Foldable: Students will create a three-flap foldable that includes definitions, words to watch for, and examples of each kind of figurative language.
*Write Your Own Figurative Language WS: Students will apply their knowledge of similes, metaphors, and personification and write examples of each about a given person or thing.
*Figurative Language Journal: Students will monitor their reading and record examples of figurative language that they encounter in the novel.
*Fishing Game: Students will use a magnetic fishing pole to "catch" examples from the novel of figurative language that are attached to fish cutouts. Students will then identify the type of figurative language and explain what the phrase means. (There are some additional supplies that are needed to create this game, but they are common, inexpensive items.)
The game includes the following:
--Instructions for assembling and playing the game
--Fish templates (2 sizes)
--32 examples of figurative language from the novel
--Key for figurative language examples, including the type of language and the page reference
--Optional student worksheet that includes all 32 examples of figurative language, which students can complete as the game is played.
***This game can easily be adapted to an individual or small-group sorting activity. Suggested instructions are included.***
Please see the preview for sample pages and photos of the activities in this file.
Looking for more? Here are some additional Tuck Everlasting novel unit resources for you:
Reading Comprehension Quizzes
Spelling and Vocabulary Activities
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