Students will use technology and problem-solving skills to complete this digital breakout about seven different types of figurative language!
Students DO NOT NEED a Google account or login to complete this activity. The breakout is completed through Google Forms. All that’s needed is a device with an internet connection.
The content of this breakout is identical to my Figurative Language Digital Breakout. That breakout was made with a Google Site. Since so many schools block student access to Google Sites I wanted to create an alternative.
A digital breakout requires students to work together to solve puzzles and figure out codes to open the digital locks.
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. One activity is completed on the website www.h5p.org.
- Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.
Included in this resource:
- Teacher directions
- Link to the Google Form
- QR code (for accessing the form with mobile devices using a QR code reader app)
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 should be able to complete this breakout in two class periods (students will have to write down their lock code answers and save them for next time).
There is also a bonus jigsaw puzzle for students to complete as an ending activity. The puzzle is from www.jigsawplanet.com. Some schools will block this website. This is beyond my control. You will need to check with your IT department.
Important Note: This is not an editable resource.
Advantages of using digital resources
⇒Paperless. No need to print and laminate the task cards
⇒Helps build 21st-century learners
⇒Can use with Chromebooks, laptops, computers, tablets, iPads or other mobile devices
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