We have been reviewing Figurative Language this past week- reteaching everything that they “forgot” over Winter Break. I wanted to come up with some new activities to review similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, hyperboles and onomatopoeias and this is what I came up with:
Here is what is included in this set…
6 Figurative Language Posters with examples:
A Figurative Language Tree Map that students can use to record figurative language that they find in their stories
A Figurative Language Foldable- great for introducing the new concepts or as a study tool.
Here is an example from when we were doing our foldable in class on Friday:
After we folded them and stapled them together, we reviewed the definitions of each of the terms. Then we wrote our own examples of each. In this picture, (top- simile and bottom- metaphor) I had them underline the two things that were being compared and circle the word that was used to help compare them. We also drew a picture and wrote out the real meaning. We shared our examples whole group, for table points and with our partners. The kids loved this activity, and it excites me to think that this will transfer into their writing! They LOVED learning about hyperboles.
Next in this pack is a Figurative Language Hunt. This can be done in partners or individually, my class did it in partners. The students color code 60 different figurative language examples (10 of each). I heard good collaborative talk amount my students as they discussed what they thought each example was.
I provided a key for the teacher too.
For the upper grades, not only do students need to identify which type of figurative language is used but they are required to interpret the meaning as well. This is a higher level thinking skill. I created this activity to help students not only categorize which type of figurative language is being used but to also interpret it.
Last but not least, I created a Figurative Language Review Game with 40 different question cards that test the students on their mastery of Figurative language. This activity is great for Center Work, for fast finishers or for test prep!
The front of the cards with the answer on the bottom right corner…
The back of the card with the question…
and the game board!
My students love to play games and will love quizzing each other on this!
You can purchase this set on sale here at my Teachers Pay Teachers store, it will make reviewing figurative language a hoot in your classroom!