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Using This Figurative Language Flipbook to Solidify Students’ Understanding

I love using this figurative language flipbook to solidify my students’ understanding of figurative language and to track the examples we find throughout the year!

Figurative Language is one of those topics that it seems like we teach and teach and teach again, so as I tried to find ways to fine-tune my teaching, I looked for more ways to keep resources and notes in students’ hands.

Things I could give them that they could reference throughout the year.

I like charts and posters, but I often take those down when we move into a new topic.

And I like to give students packets, but for some reason, students didn’t feel inclined to dig through and pull out a packet full of notes or handouts on a subject.

So, I had to get more creative.

I started using flipbooks!

I love flipbooks for information and topics that we revisit over and over throughout the year.

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And especially Figurative Language!

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Using this figurative language flipbook to solidify student's understanding

Using the Figurative Language Flipbook

The Figurative Language Flipbook is designed to be a resource for students throughout the year with examples and definitions for many of the major figurative language types, including:

  • Alliteration
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Idioms
  • Onomatopoeia

Creating and Finding Examples

There is also a place in the flipbook where students can create or find their own figurative language examples.

For example, suppose you’re reading a class novel. In that case, you may ask students to write down figurative language examples as you read aloud or do a scavenger hunt in a chapter to see if you can add an example to each type in your Figurative Language Flipbook.

Having the space to take note of examples is an important part of this flipbook because students need to be exposed to these figurative language types over and over for them to really stick in their brains.

If you need even more space, consider using the digital version as well. Although it is almost exactly the same as the printed version, the digital version allows students a little more space to add the examples they find and create themselves.

Fancy It Up and Find It Easier

These Figurative Language Flipbooks are made to be interactive. 

There are a lot of places for students to write in information, but there are also places where students can doodle and color on pages.

Being able to make these books creative, bright, and colorful will help students find them in the future. Students will also be less likely to throw them away if they’ve spent the time making them look nice.

The coloring parts also give students with busy minds something to do while they listen to you talk about the different types. This can be great for students who need help focusing or need something for their hands to do while they listen.

Using this figurative language flipbook to solidify student's understanding

Keep them Safe

Since these flipbooks are not as big as a full sheet of paper, you can put them on a ring and hang them on the student’s desk so you can find them easier when you need them.

You could also slide them down in a plastic sheet protector where students keep the notes they know they’ll refer back to all year.

These Figurative Language Flipbooks are a great way for students to recall the information they’ve already learned about many figurative language types, and with space to write in examples, they will be able to keep coming back to them throughout the year.

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