Figurative Language Digital Breakout


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Students will use technology and problem-solving skills to complete this digital breakout about seven different types of figurative language!

  • similes
  • metaphors
  • hyperbole
  • onomatopoeia
  • idioms
  • personification
  • alliteration

This breakout is completed with Google sites. Please make sure that Google sites is not blocked on your school computers. By using Google sites there is very little preparation that needs to be done to use this with your students.

What you need to use this breakout:

Chromebooks, computers, laptops or some type of mobile device. You will need one device for each team. I recommend teams of 2-3 students if possible. The devices must be connected to the internet. A free Google account for you and your students. Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.

What is included:

The breakout is accessed through a Google Site. Students will go to the url for the site to complete the breakout. On the Google Site is the scenario, student directions, links to each of the 3 challenges and a Google form for the students to enter the lock codes. Hints for each of the 3 challenges are located on the Google form where the codes are submitted. The challenges are an online quiz, a Google forms activity and a Google sheets activity.

Overview of content reviewed:

This breakout is intended to be used as a review activity of figurative language. Students will match up figurative language pictures to what they mean, identify the definition and characteristics of the figurative language, identify what type of figurative language is used in a sentence and select the correct meaning of common idioms.

The breakout will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, less time if your students are familiar with the format. You can easily do it over two class periods.

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR DISTRICT’S FILTER. Students will need access to Google Sites and to complete the activity. Sometimes a school or district will block Google Sites. Even if Google Sites works on your staff account, it is possible that student accounts are blocked. Please verify this before purchasing. ALL firewall issues that occur are on your end in your school/district restrictions. I cannot troubleshoot. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Important Note: This is not an editable resource.


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