Are you up for an adventure this week? A number of fellow intermediate teacher-bloggers have joined to provide you with blog-hopping fun this last week of January. Perhaps snow covers the ground outside where you are reading this from, making a real outdoor hike out of the question…so we thought we would offer you a trail to “hike along” from the comfort of your couch!
Back in December, I was partnered with Kathleen from Middle Grades Maven. I was thrilled, as I’ve enjoyed her blog and resources even before I started my own blog! We decided we would each choose which product we wanted to use from each other’s TpT store. I thought it was funny that we both choose figurative language units! I guess that’s one of those skills that I’m always looking for new ways to reinforce with my students.
Here’s the product I choose from Kathleen’s TpT Store.
Kathleen was worried that these activities might be too easy for my 7th graders, but I assured her they’d be just right.. and I was right! They proved to be open ended enough that even my 7th graders could be challenged and I was even able to use a few of the pages for assessment!
I decided to make 12 of the pages into cards that my students could fill out and keep in their interactive notebooks. To do this, I just printed them out 4 to a page.
I did this for the following activities: Similes for My Valentine (letter to your valentine full of similes, fill-in-the-blank), Hyperboles for My Valentine, Metaphors About Love, Valentine’s Day Heart Idioms, and Figurative Language Challenge. Seriously, this pack is FULL of activities!
With a scrap of pink paper, we made an easy pocket by gluing the sides and bottom down.
And there’s still more that I’m saving for closer to Valentine’s Day, like the Valentine’s Day Idiom Story and Comic Strips. Oh, and posters are also included in this pack!
If you’re looking to spice up your Valentine’s Day, have some fun with figurative language and pick up Kathleen’s Valentine’s Day Figurative Language Pack!
–The raffle is open until midnight on January 31, so feel free to take a break from your hike, rest up, and finish it later!
Well, friends, settle in on your couch and grab the granola. It’s time to get your hike on! 🙂