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Figurative Language - New iPod iPad App to Help Students Master Similes, Idioms and More
Figurative Language helps students practice & master the important language skills of recognizing & understanding figurative language. Figurative language is speech or writing that departs from a literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect.
Ways to Play
Practice Level The student will read a sentence. Given three choices, the student will choose the correct figurative language. An incorrect response allows the student to read the sentence again and select the correct answer.
Single Player The student plays a Bingo-like game against the computer. The student reads a sentence. Given three choices, the student will choose the correct figurative language. Choosing the correct answer allows the student to place a marker on the game board. Five markers in a row win the game.
Multi Player The student plays a Bingo-like game against another student. The first student to fill his/her game card with five markers in a row wins the game.
Levels of Play
Red Level Identifying similes, metaphors, personification and their correct meanings.
Blue Level Identifying onomatopoeia, idiom, alliteration, and their correct meanings.
Green Level Identifying cliché, hyperbole, and synecdoche and their correct meanings.
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An extensive Teacher's Guide is also available with correlation to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
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