Many novels and stories have examples of figurative language that enhance the reader's understanding and help them visualize the events of the story, the characters, their motivations and their emotions. Figurative language is a technique employed by the author to describe something by comparing it to something else. The words or phrases are not literal but use metaphors, similes, hyperboles, personification, and other examples to describe the object, feeling, or event they are talking about. In this activity, students will identify different instances of figurative language and illustrate the examples from the text.
To scaffold or tailor this assignment, teachers may provide students with a list of figurative language elements in the text, or they may ask students to identify them on their own. They may also want students to explain the literal meaning of the element in addition to what it represents. Be sure to update the student instructions as necessary!
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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies figurative language such as similes, metaphors, hyperbole, or personification found in the text. Illustrate each and write a short description below each cell.
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Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Figurative LanguageCommon Core Standards
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