For classes beginning with figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, etc.) or classes needing a review, this PowerPoint lesson will walk your class through each type, allowing them to complete a handy graphic organizer note sheet to use later as they create a resource flip book.
For Day 1, the teacher can walk the students through the PowerPoint of the different types of figurative language (11 types total: simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, assonance, consonance, imagery, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, allusion, rhyme) and complete a note sheet as they write down the definition of each type and an example of their choice. This sheet will be used on Day 2. With time remaining at the end of Day 1 (or 2 depending on the time available) the class can view some fun videos which use Figurative Language in pop movies and songs (you may want to view these videos ahead of time depending on the age of your class).
For Day 2, the students review the note sheet and use it to create a flip book. When creating the flip book, the students will fill in their notes from the PowerPoint, cut out the entire square on each page, line up the pages once they are all cut out so the names of the Figurative Language types can be seen at the bottom, and then staple across the top bar. I also allow my students to color the names at the bottom of each page if they finish early to add a little flair to their resource book.
I have used this lesson every year as a 6th grade teacher and have loved allowing my students to refresh on each type, watch some attention-grabbing video clips (the links to which are included in the PowerPoint at the end) and then create their own resource. I have done this lesson at the beginning of the year and most students still had their flip book at the end of the year stashed in their desk, claiming they loved having it available when they, "just couldn't remember the difference between a simile and metaphor," or "needed an example of consonance."