Figurative Language Digital Escape Room Activity - Literary Devices Breakout

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

This is a Google-compatible activity, and students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or for online education.

How The Figurative Language Digital Escape Room Activity Works:

Students work in pairs, small groups, or individually to complete digital 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 task, 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 task, 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 task, students assemble three digital 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 task, 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 Digital Escape Room Activity:

➡️ Sharing Links for Students: Share the included link with students for them to make their own copy of the escape room to complete on their device!

➡️ Task Slides with Instructions: Each task includes a header to indicate that they are beginning a new task with an instruction slide, so students know what to do to solve each task.

➡️ Escape Room Tasks: Included are slides for each of the tasks with moving digital pieces. There are figurative language digital cards, puzzle pieces, famous quote cards, poetry close reading, and an encrypted message. Spaces are also provided for students to write their answers.

➡️ Detailed Teacher Answer Key: A link to a teacher answer key is provided that you can use to check student work. You can also share it directly to students digitally when the escape room is complete.

➡️ 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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