I had two class periods to review figurative language before state testing. We had done several activities with it last year, and I have the same kids this year, but we really needed to work on interpreting it and using context clues to understand it.
We made an anchor chart, and the kids made a foldable from Lovin' Lit's INB Resources.
|Figurative Language Anchor Chart|
|Figurative Language Foldable|
This year, I grabbed some pictures and wrote a few quick sentences that used figurative language to describe what was happening. They had to sort the figurative language by type, and generate some of their own to describe the picture as well. I only included Similes, Metaphors, Hyperbole, and Personification in the sort.
|Figurative Language Sort|
Here are links to each of the pictures to use in your classroom. It is my understanding that it's okay to use them in your own classroom under the Fair Use rules. If I'm wrong, someone let me know, and I'll take the links down! :)
Snow Storm Bus Stop
Monkeys at the Zoo
Here are the sentences I threw together in about 5 minutes that go along with the pictures. You can download them free HERE!
Finally, I had the kids sit in a circle and we passed figurative language task cards around the circle. Two kids shared theirs, explained what they thought the simile or metaphor meant, passed their cards down two spaces, and then got new cards. It was a fun, fast way to do a little bit more review.
|Figurative Language Task Cards|
Happy Teaching! :)