What Does it Mean Literal Non-Literal Language Activity

What Does it Mean Literal Non-Literal Language Activity

How to teach Figurative Language

Using this What Does it Mean Literal Non-Literal Language Activity, students determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.

Our students will read texts with literal and non-literal language. It is often difficult for our students to know what these words and phrases mean. This activity will give your students practice figuring out unknown words and phrases.

Students read “Ravenous” and use the graphic organizer to determine the meaning of words and phrases. Then, students will use the graphic organizer as they read any text.

 

Other resources to use with this What Does it Mean Literal Non-Literal Language Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about figurative language.

Use these Playing With Idioms Activity as an additional resource to support your students.

Introduce this activity by sharing well-known idioms with your students. Next, students share ideas about what the sentence means. Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. As students work, circulate around the classroom to listen to student discussions' about figurative language. Finally, students share examples of figurative language that they found.  Once finished, students draw pictures of the figurative language from the activity.

Be sure to check out more Idiom Worksheets.

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