Figurative Language Escape Room Activity - Literary Devices Breakout Review

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Figurative Language Escape Room Activity - Literary Devices Breakout Review: Help your students understand figurative language with this highly engaging interactive escape room breakout activity! Students will circulate the classroom, visiting stations and completing puzzles and challenges related to the following figurative language and literary devices: metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, oxymoron, pun, idiom, and allusion.

How The Figurative Language Escape Room Activity Works:

Students work in small groups and move about the classroom to five different stations to complete puzzles and activities related to figurative language and literary devices. The goal of the escape room is to complete the task at each station successfully and retrieve a variety of mystery code words.
  • Hidden Word: In the first station, students label different examples of figurative language and input those onto the answer sheet to reveal a mystery word.
  • Poetry Close Reading: In the second station, students do a close reading of the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth and answer multiple-choice questions about figurative language. The answers reveal a code word!
  • Figurative Language Puzzle Writing: In the third station, students assemble three puzzles which reveal writing topics. Students must write a sentence about that topic using one type of figurative language.
  • Famous Figurative Language: In the fourth station, students will properly label examples of figurative language in famous quotes made in history. They match up the names of the famous people who said the quote with the type of figurative language to reveal a code word.
  • The Encryption Station: The final station has students decode an encrypted message based on hidden symbols they have to find throughout the game to reveal a quote!
Please note that students must understand the following figurative language terms before attempting the escape room: metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, oxymoron, pun, idiom, and allusion.

Included in the Figurative Language Escape Room Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed teacher instructions will help you facilitate the figurative language escape room in your classroom. With step-by-step instructions, you'll feel totally confident implementing this breakout.

➡️ Classroom Poster: Welcome students and build anticipation by putting this Figurative Language Escape Room poster on your classroom door as they enter

➡️ Station Signs: Use these signs at each of the five stations, so students can easily keep track of which ones they have completed.

➡️ Station Instruction Cards: Each of the five tasks comes with an instruction card, so students know what to do to solve each task.

➡️ Escape Room Station Materials: Included are all the materials you need to set up each station, including envelope templates, figurative language cards, puzzle pieces, famous quote cards, a poetry close read assignment, and an encryption assignment.

➡️ Figurative Language Escape Room Answer Booklet: Students will use this booklet to record each of the mystery words they find at each station. An answer key is provided.

➡️ Reflection and Response Assignments: Included are two reflection assignments that students can complete after the breakout. One is a reflection on the text revealed in the final puzzle, and the other is a reflection on the escape room activity.

Types of Figurative Language Covered in this Escape Room:
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Alliteration
  • Pun
  • Allusion
  • Oxymoron
  • Hyperbole
  • Idiom

What Teachers Are Saying About the Figurative Language Escape Room Activity:

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My kids loved this! Their competitive sides came out and I even had students wanting to stay after class to finish!

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