Personification is when a writer gives human characteristics or actions to something nonhuman, and it is very common in poetry. As students read Brown Girl Dreaming, they will come across several examples of this type of figurative language. For this activity, students will identify and illustrate at least three examples of personification. Teachers may ask the kids to illustrate the phrase literally, as it’s intended in the text, or both. The example for this activity shows the literal interpretation of each example of personification. Teachers may also want to give the students a list of examples, or have them do a “scavenger hunt” either as they read, or as an activity after reading.
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Objective:Create a 3 cell spider map, illustrating and describing three examples of personification in the text.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Figurative LanguageCommon Core Standards