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Figurative Language Bulletin Board

In my last post, Figurative Language: Go Figure!, I highlighted some of the ways I teach and review figurative language in my fifth grade classroom. To showcase the review, I created a Figurative Language bulletin board in our hallway.

Bulletin boards don’t always have to be just decorative.  In fact, I much prefer boards that are more like anchor charts.  Learning tools the students can use to review a skill or concept.  I usually pair instructional information with student work product to create a great, eye-catching display.

For this bulletin board, I displayed definition posters for each of these types of figurative language:

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Alliteration
I didn’t have a lot of time to make a creative border, so I simply stapled a colorful, store-bought border, then pulled the next section away from the board before I stapled in the next section. This made a nice 3-dimensional border in a fraction of the time!
In the middle of the board, I added the fun figurative language foldables that my students made. They turned out great, don’t you think?
Finally, I added the bulletin board title to the top of the board. If you are looking for the entire packet, including the bulletin board header and the foldables, you can find them at my TPT store HEREHappy Teaching!
Shelly Rees

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  • Crystal Gillespie February 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I absolutely love the way you made your border pop out like that! I would never have thought of that, but it looks so cute! Are the figurative language foldables in your TPT store?

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    I'm Shelly Rees of Appletastic Learning. First and foremost, I'm a mom of 4 boys, wife of 25 years to Aric, and Wyoming girl at heart. I love being creative, making resources for teachers, baking cookies, Diet Coke, teaching, public speaking, and spreading kindness wherever I can. After teaching in the upper elementary grades for over 23 years, I retired early and focused on creating and helping teachers around the world with my teaching ideas and resources. I also serve as a mentor to hundreds of teacherpreneurs and help them get focused on growing their own successful businesses. With 100% honesty, I LOVE my life! Thanks for visiting! I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Read More

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