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Activity Overview


"The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic" has several examples of figurative language including personification, simile, and hyperbole. In this activity, students can display their understanding of figurative language by identifying the examples and creating a literal or figurative portrayal of the language from this informational text.


DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE
Personification Giving human-like characteristics to non-human objects or abstract ideas “Effortlessly we rose up the side of the famous bow, now weeping great tears of rust, past the huge anchor and up over the rail.”
Simile A comparison using 'like' or 'as' “Like a ghost from the ancient past, the bow of the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the greatest shipwreck of all time, materialized out my viewport.”
Metaphor An implied comparison between two things “I crouched on my knees, my eyes glued to the tiny viewport.”

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Figurative Language

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows three examples of figurative language in "The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic" .


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify use of figurative language in the text.
  3. Put the type of figurative language (such as simile or metaphor) in the title box.
  4. Give an example from the text in the description box.
  5. Illustrate the example using using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.



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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