I'm having our first snow day of the school year-and writing this, I'm watching 8-14 inches of snow fall outside! (Good call school district! They called it last night-which I love! No alarm! :)
Time for some fun with Jivey!
This year, I taught it a little easier than usual-thanks to Mentor Sentences! But I love it, because now, in every since piece of writing, I can saw to throw some figurative language in there! (Even our how-to's...I saw a lot of whooosh! and snip, snip, snip!)
Even more important, figurative language is fun for the kids-they love playing with it!
This year, I started off by making an anchor chart-to keep all types in one place, so if they need a reminder, they know where to look.
|I know, I forgot Alliteration-I don't know what I was thinking!|
We do a lot of poetry in my room-so we are always adding in some figurative language to out poetry.
We'll also do some practicing with Joy in the Journey's figurative language task cards. She has similes and metaphors, personification, hyperbole, idioms...they so cute and amazing!
I also found a wonderful game on SMART Exchange-figurative language football!
You divide them up into teams, they choose a football- and if the they can answer the question then they move however many yards on the question. My kids had a blast with it last year-we played it quite a few times (although they knew the answers by the end-they still had a lot of fun!)
As you can tell, we spend a lot of time on it, and use it as much as possible! Good thing they enjoy it so much!
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