An activity for students to identify and interpret figurative language.
Figurative language can be a tricky concept for students to grasp. Similes and metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia – it can be hard to spot in the text! 🔍
This activity will allow students to practise identifying various types of figurative language. All they need is a text, a die, and this game and they are all set!
The types of figurative language that students will need to find include:
Since not all texts have every type of figurative language, you can create a challenge for your students! If they can’t identify the type of figurative language that matches their dice roll, they can create their own using the context of the text they read.
Click one of the poems below to download and use with this activity!
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can ...
Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...
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