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!
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
By the beginning of year 5, pupils should be able to read aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and to...
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
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