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Activity Overview


The 13 Clocks has several examples of figurative language, including personification, metaphors, and alliteration. In this activity, students can display their understanding of figurative language by identifying examples and creating a literal or figurative portrayal of the language.

Depending on the level of the class, this activity can be done together for a specific type of figurative language, or can be done as groups or individuals.


Here is an example of personification:

"Outside the tavern the night was lighted by a rocking yellow moon that held a white star in its horn."


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the type of figurative language and write it in the header.
  3. Give an example of this type in the description box.
  4. Illustrate the example using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and Exit

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/10] By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/5] Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

Rubric

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Figurative Language
Create a storyboard that shows illustrations of three examples of figurative language from the text.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Examples of Figurative Language
There are three examples of figurative language in the description boxes.
There are two correct examples of figurative language in the description boxes.
Only one of the examples of figurative language is correct.
Types of Figurative Language
All three examples are correctly identified as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification (or other).
Two examples of figurative language are correctly identified as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification (or other).
Only one example of figurative language is correctly identified as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification (or other).
Illustrations
Illustrations show attention to the details of the story and demonstrate connection to the figurative language.
Illustrations demonstrate connection to the figurative language.
Illustrations do not make sense with the examples chosen.





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