LITERARY DEVICES POSTERS: Students often see author purpose as a big mystery, a difficult code that must be cracked. We do give them some challenging texts to work with, so it is important that we build their confidence in identifying some common literary devices. One way to do this is to have them look for these devices in daily life. We speak in metaphors and similes regularly and we use analogies all the time to explain things. Once students see that figurative language is part of their lives, they may feel more comfortable looking for it in their texts.
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This package includes:
-posters for your classroom that explain metaphor, simile, personification, analogy and hyperbole. Each one comes in four different colors, including black and white.
-corresponding student handouts that students will use throughout the unit or term. They will use the handouts to record definitions for each device, and then to experiment with writing their own. Then, they will collect literary devices that they see in real life and the texts they study.
-a handout for each device that asks students to explain the author’s purpose for an example they wrote themselves, one they found in real life, and one they discovered in a text that you study.