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Figurative Language Football Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Have a Figurative Language bowl review with this self-checking Google interactive activity.

Figurative Language Can Be Super! Self-Checking Football Game

Identifying and naming different forms of figurative language can often be tricky for some of our students – especially when choosing between types that appear similar in text. This resource allows your students to practice the skill in a non-threatening way. 

To play, students will click on the figurative language football that matches the type of figurative language shown in a highlighted phrase on the slide. They will be taken to a screen showing if they are correct or need to go back and try again. All the slides have been properly linked to make this a self-checking activity for your students. 

Types of Figurative Language for Kids

Through this activity, students will show an understanding of the different types of figurative language, including simile, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Figurative Language lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through whole-class lessons or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of on-level and below-level learners, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Let struggling students use figurative language anchor charts or notes. If more support is needed, have them work with a partner to complete the task.

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource is only available on Google slides. Assign it to Google Classroom or another LMS system. Please be sure to open it in presentation mode. All the slides are linked to providing a self-checking experience for your students.


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