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Help your students have a strong understanding of figurative language by using this resource that can last the whole year! Students read a paragraph that contains figurative language and attempt to find examples of metaphor, simile, oxymoron, personification, alliteration, or onomatopoeia.



♥ I use a lot of different things for bellwork/bell ringers. I switch out every five weeks or so with skills that range from vocabulary, writings strategy reviews, grammar, and different literature skills. My students cannot wait until we rotate back to this. It's fun and it reviews figurative language that we sometimes don't have time to in our normal class time.

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♥ This is a great product! I will continue to use it throughout the year as warm-up in class to review figurative language! Quality, colorful, love it!

♥ My students are able to identify figurative language easier now!



• A 45 slide Powerpoint animated presentation with a paragraph on each that can easily be displayed for a bell-ringer once a week to last you the whole year! Answer key is included

• Each of the 45 paragraphs in task card format for easy use in a reading centre in your classroom.

• A ready-to-print booklet with all examples so students can keep it in their binder to for bell-ringers.



1. Finding Figurative Language Friday: Pass out the bell-ringer work book version to your students at the start of the year. Introduce one of the paragraphs to your class per week for 45 weeks as bell ringers. Everyone finds the figurative language on their own (or you can do it in groups or pairs). Then, you can use the Powerpoint to go over it together as a class.

2. Writing/Reading Centers: Include a packet of the task cards at a center where students can choose which ones to work on. The work can be done on the task card or using the work booklet. Print out 6 slides per page on Powerpoint (option provided when you print) and keep an answer key booklet for students to check their work when they are done.

3. Pair Work: Give each pair of students a task card and have them complete it together. Then, each pair can present the paragraph to the class and share what figurative language they found. The class can give further suggestions.

4. Group Work: Give a group of three or four students one of the task cards and have them come to an agreement about the figurative language used. The group can present the paragraph to the class when they are finished and explain what they found.


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