The best way to review figurative language? Coloring! | Mentoring in the Middle

The best way to review figurative language? Coloring!

 It's close to the end of the year, some of you are giving state tests, others are pushing to finish strong, and there's that nagging feeling that you have more to cover than you have time for....Stay strong!

I love figurative language!  There's always so much you can do with it.  I like using mentor sentences to give kids a chance to play with their own writing, too.

By the end of the year, though, when energy is ebbing and I'm wracking my brain for engaging activities to keep kids going, I often find myself turning to project-based learning and more hands-on activities.  This is a fun coloring activity for your students.  Use it for early finishers, or take a day and let everyone work and color to their heart's content!  

There are 50 sentences in the product.  Students choose whether a sentence is a 
  • simile
  • metaphor
  • idiom
  • personification
  • hyperbole
  • alliteration.  
Each type of figurative language is color-coded.  Students can follow the example given or create their own pattern.  In sixth grade?  They like to make their own patterns!

Have a great week, my friends!

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