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Grades 11-12 Playlist: Impact of Figurative Language

Aligned to Grade 11-12 Reading: Literature standard .4, this content-rich playlist integrates high-quality original instruction with trusted textual, audio, visual, and multimedia resources to guide students through the rigors of analyzing the impact of figurative language on meaning and tone. Teaching notes provide instructors with pedagogical support and tools, and a self-check quiz allows students to practice skills.
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Grades 11-12 Playlist: Impact of Figurative Language
  • ereadingworksheets.com
    ereadingworksheets.com

    Figurative Language eReading Worksheet

    Article
    Wisewire says:
    This online worksheet provides explanations and examples of different types of figurative language, including hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, personification, simile, and understatement. Each category also contains links to outside resources. This worksheet ends with a video that shows how students can use a flowchart to identify different types of figurative language. If you are not looking for more written material on figurative language, this video may still be helpful for your students.
  • Imagery in Literature

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    watchknowlearn.org
    watchknowlearn.org
    Wisewire says:
    This video was created for undergraduate English majors but can still be helpful in teaching students about how figurative language can be used. The speaker in this video focuses specifically on imagery and the ways that language can be used to develop images in the reader's mind. A few specific examples from literature are provided and discussed.
  • Wisewire says:
    TED Talks are exciting and engaging talks about "ideas worth sharing." TED-Ed takes this format and applies it to education. This video features an animation narrated by Jane Hirshfield and describes the different ways that metaphors can be used to enhance a text.
  • Wisewire says:
    This audio clip of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow can be played for students as they read along, or it can be played seperately either before or after they read the passage on their own.
  • Wisewire says:
    This Blendspace presentation includes all of the resources presented in this playlist, as well as other resources you may wish to use to teach students about the impact of figurative language.
  • Wisewire says:
    Use this Blendspace presentation to guide your students through your lesson on the impact of figurative language.
  • Wisewire says:
    Download all of the resources from this playlist from the Wisewire website.
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BloomBoard Asks:How can an author use figurative language in order to develop the meaning and tone of a text?