Figurative Language Task Cards | Winter Theme

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Get your upper elementary and middle school learners up and moving with this engaging set of winter-themed ELA task cards. With these 20 cards they’ll have the opportunity to practice/review their grammar skills while focusing on figurative language.


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This set of figurative language task cards is the perfect addition to your ELA curriculum. Not only is it aligned with current state standards, but it also has an engaging Winter theme. Your upper elementary or middle school learners will enjoy practicing their grammar skills with the real-world scenarios presented in all 20 task cards. Concepts presented in this product include alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and onomatopoeia. Learners will find sentences within wintery snowflakes. They are given two choices to help them identify what type of figurative language is used in the sentences. After choosing the best answer, they use the included recording page to write their answer. These task cards are versatile in that you can use them indoors or outdoors. They can also be used with individuals, small groups, or large groups. Laminate the cards for year after year use. Along with the task cards, an answer recording page is included. Two recording sheets can be found on the page. This will reduce the number of copies or amount of ink used in printing. Task cards and answer recording sheets are available in a color version and a black & white version. An answer key is also provided. PLEASE NOTE: the color version and b&w version are IDENTICAL.

When you purchase this product, you will receive:

PAGE 1: Task cards 1-4: personification, oxymoron, idiom, and metaphor with themes of snowflakes, wrapping paper, winter musical, winter

PAGE 2: Task cards 5-8: alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and alliteration with themes of mitten, skiing, a snowman, eggnog

PAGE 3: Task cards 9-12: idiom, metaphor, alliteration, simile with themes of ice, Rudolph, an igloo, and penguins.

PAGE 4: Task cards 13-16: onomatopoeia, simile, oxymoron, personification with themes of snowballs, Christmas lights, a candy cane, and cold temperatures

PAGE 5: Task cards 17-20: simile, oxymoron, hyperbole, and metaphor with themes of hibernation, icicles, hot cocoa, and snow.

PAGE 6: Answer Recording Pages (2 sheets per page)



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Figurative Language Task Cards | Winter Theme