Figurative Language Bell Ringers and Task Cards - Literary Devices Activities

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Figurative Language Bell Ringers and Task Cards - Literary Devices Activities: These figurative language activities engage students in labelling metaphor, simile, oxymoron, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in high-interest passages. Each week, students will receive a new paragraph that integrates examples of figurative language, prompting them to identify the literary devices used. Foster a consistent and interactive learning experience with figurative language bell ringers that not only reinforce key concepts but also make literary devices language an integral part of the weekly routine 

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Included in This Figurative Language Bell Ringers Resource:

➡️ 45 Figurative Language Bell Ringer Slides: Use this 45-slide PowerPoint presentation weekly to share paragraphs with students that seamlessly integrate figurative language. Students will be required to label the examples of literary devices used. The slideshow is animated, so you can reveal each of the examples of metaphor, simile, oxymoron, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia one at a time to review with students as a whole class. If you use one per week, this resource will last you the entire school year!

➡️ 45 Figurative Language Task Cards: Each of the 45 figurative language paragraphs are also provided in task card format to offer you versatility in how you can use this resource. Try putting these task cards at stations in your classroom to help students improve their understanding of literary devices.

➡️ Figurative Language Bell Ringer Booklet: Also included is a ready-to-print bell-ringer booklet with each of the 45 paragraphs included so students can easily label the types of figurative language used. This can be kept in a bell-ringer binder for students to use each week.

How To Use These Figurative Language Bell Ringers and Task Cards:

  • Finding Figurative Language Friday: Distribute the bell-ringer booklet 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. Students will label the figurative language independently (or in groups or pairs). Then, use the PowerPoint slides to review it together as a class.

  • Writing/Reading Centers: Include a packet of task cards at a center where students can choose which paragraphs to complete. The work can be done on the task card or using the work booklet. Print 6 slides per page of the PowerPoint answer keys and keep it in a booklet for students to check their work when they have completed their work. 
  • Pair or Group Work: Give each pair or small group of students a task card and have them complete it collaboratively. Then, each pair or group can present the paragraph to the class and share what figurative language and literary devices they found. The class can provide further suggestions.

What Teachers Are Saying About These Figurative Language Bell Ringers:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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, writing 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.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I introduced these into our daily bell work routine about 2 months before state testing. These were great practice to help students review figurative language and how to identify it in a passage. I will definitely use them next year as well.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students became really good at identifying the different types of figurative language in the passages. And the passages are highly engaging. Love this so much I'm using it again this year! 

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