It was time for a figurative language round-up and review in my classroom this past week. In an effort to make it as fun and meaningful as possible (because, my goodness…..you know how we have to guard that instructional time ;), I decided to incorporate a few fun figurative language activities into our lessons.
First, I created a colorful anchor chart with examples of each of the
6 categories of figurative language we had learned.
I used the labels from my Figurative Language Resource Packet
to add some variety to the chart.
We reviewed each category some more with additional posters.
Students were given Post-It notes and when they find examples of figurative language in their daily readings, they can write them down and
post them under the appropriate poster.
Then, my fifth graders labeled, colored, and cut out a foldable for figurative language, which they added to their interactive notebooks.
They did such a wonderful job coming up with their
own examples of each category!
As my fifth-graders were working on their foldables, I called groups of 3 students back to our Centers Table to do a quick sort of similes and metaphors. This helped me make a quick assessment of which students still needed a little work on differentiating between similes and metaphors.
My students loved this little break from the regular Reading Class routine! I loved knowing that my fifth-graders have a firm understanding of figurative language! That’s what I call a Win-Win!