Oh do I love figurative language! This year, I created a winter wonderland 8 day Figurative Language adventure for the kids. Each day they learn a new type of figurative language. As always, I read a picture book to set the scene, no I did not have an 900 igloo for them to sit in. (I SO WISH....seriously Kim and Hope are amazing, aren't they!) Then I give a direct instruction lesson on the given element. Finally, the students take their knowledge and apply to a fun creative winter activity. For Metaphor, I read The Giving Tree.
The extension activity the students will do- They will create a metaphor with a WINTER Word.
Example: Snowflakes are my mind during a staff meeting.
If you want a list of what books, I use when I teach figurative language check back during winter break. It's on my to-do list. *Pinky Promise
The Snow Shovel Award is used when students give evidence during reading. They must shovel out the good information. They write the information on the back. I use the Snow Shovel Award while we group read, Snowflakes Fall.
A Freebie from me! My kids absolutely love this activity. During the last week before Winter Break when everyone is antsy, we play musical chairs winter style. Each chair gets a card, you must solve and sit down before the music goes off.
I wish everyone a Merry and Cheery Holiday Season!