Figurative Language

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Focus: The focus of this webquest is figurative language, specifically: similes & metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole. 


Objective: The students will identify  similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole within the novel they are reading.


Indiana Academic Standard:

English/Language Arts:

6.3.4- Define how tone or meaning are conveyed in poetry through word choice, figurative language, sentence structure, line length, punctuation, rhythm, alliteration (repetition of sounds, such as wild and woolly or threatening throngs), and rhyme.

6.3.7- Explain the effects of common literary devices, such as symbolism, imagery, or metaphor, in a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts.



This webquest can be taught using any novel that is being read in class. 

The webquest is meant to be a partner activity, but can be used done by individuals.

The webquest will take several periods for completion.

At least one 45-minute period should be devoted to each section of the webquest. 

The final project (Power Point presentation) will take at least two 45-minute periods.  





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