Friday, October 31, 2014

autumn pumpkins

"Autumn is the perfect time to take account of what we've done, what we didn't do, and what we'd like to do next year. "

—Author Unknown

I always found autumn to be a perfect time to study figurative language. Fall is such a colorful time of year, and it is so easy to find things to compare. Good writers use various literary devices to make their writing more vivid and thought provoking. My students enjoyed learning to recognize and write figurative language. Yours will, too.

Although there are many different types of literary devices, the five that follow are used most frequently and are the most common: Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration, Personification, and Hyperbole. 

Learning to recognize these 5 literary devices and to write original examples of them will give your students a richer understanding of literature and their writing skills will achieve a new level of sophistication.
My 6 page exercise has 20 multiple choice questions and opportunities for students to write the five literary devices. The answers are provided for your convenience. Click here to take a look.

I hope you have a beautiful autumn season filled with colorful images and joyful events.

All the best,
Charlene Tess Photo and Signature