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Figurative Language and Sound Devices - bundle of resources and activities!

Figurative Language and Sound Devices - bundle of resources and activities!


Set your students up from the beginning of the year with figurative language and sound device learning by creating fun visual glossaries, making flashcards, going on song quests and playing peg card races!   With this product you get:

1.  One-page glossaries as a student handout. There is:

- one for figurative language, and

- one for sound devices.

2.  Small labels to create student visual glossaries. Cut out and glue to every second page of student notebooks. Labels come with the language term, definition and example. The pages become a visual glossary for students as they collect examples during the year, then illustrate them. There are two sets of labels:

- one for figurative language, and

- one for sound devices.

3.  Further labels for students to make flash cards (study cards) with - one set with just the term on, the other with just the definition and example. Great for hands-on learning styles. Get students to cut out and glue to cardboard, or if you're feeling flush you can laminate them! Of course, there is:

- one set for figurative language, and

- one set for sound devices.

4.  A song quest activity

5.  Fantastic, fun peg card sets. These are designed so that you can easily get two students at each end of a card and they can all read the right way up! They simply peg the correct label (term) on the example or definition given. Figurative language and sound devices are combined on these so they really have to think. You get:

- 6 sets of cards - each in awesome bright colours

- the same set, but in black and white for easier photocopying/printing

- a colour-coded set of labels for each card - simply laminate, cut out, then adhere to a peg (or velcro dot or just sticky tack!). Labels for black and white cards are numbered to prevent sets getting mixed together.

- an answer sheet for each card (laminate them on the back of question cards or keep separate)

Have students move around the room from card to card (put on a timer - make it a race if you like), or have a pair at each end of a card race each other. The boys like this activity - happy DAYS!


6.  A Google Doc version of the peg cards to send to students electronically. Alternatively you can print these off and students can write answers in in the spaces provided. Labels are also provided with a square for students to tick them off as they use each one. I like to send out the document and ask them to work on one set each week. I then send the answer sheet out for that card (ie at the end of the week) - see below...


7.  Separate sets of answers for each of the type-on pdf cards so that you can send them out one at a time for students to check their own work.


So there's a little bit of everything here with rote learning, team learning, written learning, visual learning, aural learning, hands-on (kinesthetic) learning, digital tools... whew! I have used these resources year after year and they always work well. The visual glossaries are always a hit and a Godsend, really reinforcing that idea of 'showing, not telling' when writing a story. The visual glossaries and Google Doc activities are great for days when you're away or need a bit of down time too! I have used these resources for all high school levels - students seem to need these terms reinforced every year! Enjoy!

  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    A lot of work went into this.  I’d prefer you kept this resource to yourself.  I’m happy for you to share larger products (like the Achievement Standard and Unit Standard tasks) with others in your department, but this is just a wee price.  Buy your own, and let others buy theirs.  Cheers!  😊

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