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- Arin C., Special Education Teacher
- Chelsea, MA
Figure of Speech Teacher Resources
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Prepare your class for literary analysis. Fifteen figures of speech are defined and explained with examples. The last four slides contain sentences to complete or to identify the rhetorical devices used. Be sure your readers know about figurative language before beginning a novel with a lot of imagery.
Define figures of speech with your high schoolers. They listen to you read aloud the Alice Walker poem "Did This Happen to Your Mother? Did Your Sister Throw Up a Lot?" Then they identify and analyze any figures of speech found in the reading. An essay writing prompt and a rubric are included. Designed for use with Texas Instruments learning tools, but it is easily usable with no such technology.
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is colorful, easy to read, and omits any distracting animations. Use it to introduce or review literary terms with your class, and consider creating a guide for learners to follow along with.
What do figures of speech have to do with financial literacy? Take an interdisciplinary look at The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money to find out. Young analysts read about the cubs' spendthrift ways and how Mama and Papa Bear teach them to save money. They explore figures of speech and create "critter banks" in which they begin to save both coins and interesting language.
Readers analyze figurative language in William Golding's Lord of the Flies with four text examples from chapter one. They identify each example as a simile, metaphor, or example of personification, and analyze the comparison that was made. Resource includes definitions of each figure of speech.
Readers analyze figurative language in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 with four text examples from part two. They identify each example as simile, metaphor, or personification, and analyze the comparison that was made. Resource includes definitions of each figure of speech.
Based on books written by Fred Gwynne, particularly A Little Pigeon Toad, this resource connects the language of idioms and figures of speech with visuals that make explicit the often humorous connections between the literal and figurative meanings. Learners create pictures to illustrate idioms. Comes with a useful list of nearly 70 idioms in American English and links to handy, relevant resources.