A Scavenger hunt is a great, get-em-out of their seats thinking activity. This printable literacy activity, focusing on the many different ways we can express ourselves, is perfect for assessing and reviewing the children’s ability to recognise and use figurative language. Through an active scavenger hunt, the kids have to find the form of expression in each text task card. But, also included in each card are examples of figurative language. They must find the figurative language too! Two rigorous and engaging activities rolled into one. This packet is aligned with 3rd and 4th grade CCSS ELA L.3 and RL4 and IB PYP.
This is a great activity to use with literacy centres or whole class. I actually designed this for my 3rd graders as a lesson tying in with our unit of inquiry about How We Express Ourselves. I stuck the text cards around the room. The children then had to take their worksheet and clipboards and wander around, finding the form and figurative language in each card. The text is differentiated with the blue cards being more challenging than the pink, thus you can meet the needs of all readers. I do give the kids opportunity to choose for themselves whether they wish to challenge themselves with all of the cards or just stick to the pink cards. It was thoroughly engaging.
There is also a follow up activity with longer text about American Indian folktales. The children had to identify the main idea and supporting details of this text as part of guided reading. This can also be used to find and identify the figurative language within this text, thus increasing the rigour once more.
Differentiated quiz sheets: pink questions are less challenging than blue, I give the kids the choice.
12 differentiated scavenger hunt text cards. ( some contain more than one type of figurative language to increase the rigor)
Differentiated text of American Indian folktale.
Main idea and supporting detail worksheets
Recording sheets for finding and identifying the figurative language from the story.
3 Picture sheets to use as provocation/background building, writing activity where the children have to create their own figurative language or as inspiration for descriptive writing. ( I used these for descriptive writing paragraphs and expository writing)
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