When we first started, my students didn't really understand what figurative language is. I was a little surprised, but really excited to introduce it to them! I love working with language, and sharing it with my students makes my heart happy!
We started out the unit with alliteration and onomatopoeia. If you missed my posts on these two lessons, you can click the links to see some of the fun and creative activities my students participated in.
The next two lessons were on similes and metaphors. Most students catch on to similes really quickly, but metaphors can be a bit tricky!
As an art integration component for this unit I had my students create pop up books using the similes and metaphors they created during these lessons.
|This is part of the activity that my students worked on in preparation for their pop-up books. CLICK HERE to download this sheet!|
|A planning template had to be completed and checked in with me before the student got their blank "pop-up book".|
The next steps for this unit are idioms and personification! I have an Idiom Quick Draw game planned for idioms and for personification, students will put all six literary devices together in a writing piece. For the writing, the plan is to have students write from the point of view of an animal or an object. These are sure to be fun to read!
These are the guidelines for the final writing activity.
This unit has been a lot of fun, not only for my students, but also for me to teach. If you are interested in taking look at the entire unit, you can find it here in my TpT store. The preview has the entire table of contents and a unit overview.
|Psssst... The first 10 purchasers of this unit also get the below Scoot and Sort for free! The unit is $5, the scoot is $3... that means you are really getting the unit for $2! CRAZY!|
|As a supplement to the unit, I also have available this scoot and sort. It can be used as a whole class scoot activity or a literacy center sort.|
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