On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language

Young writers hunt for examples of figurative language in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to cite  their sources, record a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and an explanation of what they think the examples means. They must find examples of alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and simile.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • There isn't much space to write, so individuals will need to choose relatively short quotes
Pros

  • Each type of figurative language is paired with a definition to help students as they search
  • Recording the source part of the task and will help learners develop the habit of citing a source whenever they use a quote
Cons

  • None