Using Figurative Language

Adding details and figurative language makes any story more fun to read! After reading two versions of the same story, one devoid of figurative language and one embellished, young writers are asked to add alliteration, hyperbole, similes, metaphors, and onomatopoeia to other stories.

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Instructional Ideas

  • In order to help kids to embellish their fairy tale, have them first illustrate the scene and then use details from the illustration in their descriptions
Classroom Considerations

  • The assignment assumes that each class member has been assigned a fairy tale to embellish
Pros

  • Each term is defined and examples provided
  • An engaging activity for your most reluctant writers
Cons

  • None