Identifying figurative language examples leads to rich discussions about how it lends itself to different books. Figurative language types are pointed out early on and we look for them in read alouds, self selected books, and texts we study together!
Figurative Language and its tie in with Poetry Month is just the most awesome time of the year! I absolutely love teaching figurative language and actually teach poetry in December, but build on those concepts (well before testing!) all spring semester!
Figurative language is important for SO many genres of books!
Figurative Language and Robots?!
Yes you might be thinking, how do these go together? To be honest I’m not really sure how I ended up with these two but it worked out SO. WELL!
I love that robots are really pretty gender neutral compared to some other creatures and are great to draw. Characters, animals and even robots are easy to use figurative language concepts. As figurative language really builds on characters and setting this is perfect to pair with art!
My favorite drawing videos come from Art for Kids Hub BUT you could easily print off or draw your own robots to accompany as well. This was extremely easy and fun for students to follow.
As Easy As Pie…Figurative Language Craftivity
Figurative language prompts make it “easy as pie” to relate pictures and graphics to concepts you have learned.
Once you have robots drawn, copied, or colored provide students with the Figurative Language Prompts to answer about their specific robot. Similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, imagery and more are all identified in this FREE resource.
Attach the information to the paper and you have an EASY display option for Poetry Month (or whenever!) with easily assessing types of figurative language.
**BONUS*** I Love that these are not tied to a HOLIDAY! Literally can be used at any time of year and great to pull out for a quick review, lesson, or to “brush up”
Meep! Meep! Amber
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