Use Your Noggin: Figurative Language Task Card Game
Looking for a way to spice up your reading and writing task cards? Wanting to help your students build a strong working vocabulary? This picture driven game will provide your students with the higher-level thinking practice they need to develop a strong vocabulary as well as an understanding of figurative language necessary for successful reading and writing. Students will produce figurative language phrases to describe the picture. Then they will practice writing these phrases into fully descriptive paragraphs that SHOW not tell.

Also included in the packet are 6 cards/posters for reference and teaching figurative language:

*****Note: Pictures included in this product were chosen specifically for use with figurative language practice. This game may be used for developmentally ready students in 1st grade. Please view preview if considering purchasing for 1st grade students. ********

There are many other teaching options for this game such as visualizing, reading fluency, and writing descriptively. The beauty of it is it fits most any age and most any reading level grades 1-5 since students are either challenging themselves or placed with classmates of similar abilities to compete. Scaffold the directions or use of certain cards according to students' reading abilities.

Game Options:
-Use as a center for individual practice
-Play in pairs to challenge readers
-Play as a group or a class to up the level of challenge

This game supports:
-Higher-level thinking skills
-Vocabulary Development
-Writing Fluency
-Reading Fluency
-Speaking Skills

Options Available:
-Print as 4x6 task cards
-Print as 5x7 task cards
-Print as full size pages
-Laminate for repeated use
-Use digitally within Apps or Google learning tools for paperless version
-Play together using document camera/Smartboard/projector

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Created: Apr 13, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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