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8th Grade Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders


Figurative Language

Links verified on 2/14/12

  1. Exercises and Games
    1. Bud, Not Buddy - Quia activities on similes & metaphors - Matching | Flashcards | Concentration Word Search
    2. Choose Your Game - Pick a game format that you would like to play (Matching Pairs, Wordshoot, Flashcards, Manic Miner, CannonBall Fun). For each game, choose the literal meaning for the figurative language presented. [New as of 2/2012]
    3. Classify It! - A fun eclassroom game where you must select the category for the words/phrases on the lefthand side of the game board. [New as of 2/2012]
    4. Do You Know Your Metaphors? - Drag the words in the column on the right to the words in the column on the left to make a metaphor.
    5. Do You Know Your Similes? - Drag the words in the column on the right to the words in the column on the left to make a simile. (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
    6. Eye on Idioms - 7 different activities, but after each activity the answers must be printed off and/or written down so that you can keep track
    7. Figurative Language - Learn the terms and definitions associated with figurative language with these flashcards, games and practice tests [New as of 2/2012]
    8. Grade or No Grade - An eclassroom game with 20 possible questions. Answer the question correctly to determine your grade. [New as of 2/2012]
    9. Idioms - Look at the phrase and select the answer that best describes what it means. [New as of 2/2012]
    10. Literary Devices - Variety of activities on Similes, Metaphors, Personification, Slang/Dialect and Allusions. - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards
    11. Literary Terms - 23 short-answer questions with hints are available. (Internet Explorer)
    12. Metaphor Battleship - Quia activity using the Battleship game format.
    13. Practicing onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, simile and metaphor - Word Play 1 | Word Play 2 | Word Play 3 | Word Play 4 | Word Play 5 | Word Play 6 (Internet Explorer)
    14. Simile, Metaphor, or Personification? - Read the sentence, then decide if it is a simile, metaphor, or personification. [New as of 2/2012]
    15. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as either a simile or a metaphor.
  2. Practice Quizzes and Tests
    1. Figurative Language Quiz - Make sure speakers are on since the quiz questions are read aloud, or mute the sound. 30 multiple-choice questions that are scored instantly at the end. [New as of 2/2012]
    2. Figurative Language Quiz Quiz - Questions on alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery.
    3. Figurative Language Skills Test - (Not Interactive) 14 multiple-choice questions. Keep track of answers on a sheet of paper and then click on "Answers" to see if you were correct. [New as of 2/2012]
    4. Literary Terms Quiz - A quiz on 40 useful literary terms.
    5. Literary Terms Quiz - 26 multiple choice questions from Quia.
    6. Literary Terms Quiz - Practice literary terms with these seven multiple-choice questions.
    7. Metaphor Quiz - A five-question quiz from Quia.
    8. Metaphor Quiz - A ten-question quiz from Quia.



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