Workshop Wednesday: Holiday Figurative Language - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Workshop Wednesday: Holiday Figurative Language

Time to share our seasonal writing ideas! :)

I love, love, love teaching figurative language! I seriously find ways to teach it all year long. There are just so many fun things to do with it! Here is an activity I created (FREEBIE!!) for similes, personification, and onomatopoeia:
My kiddos are doing this activity today, so no pictures yet, but it's pretty self-explanatory. Grab it for a last minute activity idea this week if you need one! :)

I also told you about the Grinch Song activity I do with my kids last week- here are some pictures of the "taking it literally" figurative language:

These two kiddos aren't quite done with the coloring- but their drawings were too good not to share!

And of course, I LOVE reading The Polar Express. We are actually having a "Polar Express Winter Party" on Friday, so we are doing a lot with The Polar Express this week. My Mentor Sentence for the week comes from the book (of course) and there is also an activity in my Language Arts Interactive Notebook for similes from the book!
I also found this little gem a couple weeks ago:
Which is PERFECT because we are working on Opinion Writing right now! Some of my favorite reasons of theirs so far are: "I do all my chores... I get all A's... I was nice to my brother..." But my favorite of all is: "Who could resist this face?!" Ha!!!!!

PS: Workshop Wednesday will be going on Winter Break, too! It'll be back in January! :)


  1. Love it! I also agree, teaching figurative language is TONS OF FUN!
    :) Erin

  2. Hmm, why don't you have pictures from today's class I wonder!!
    Love the Grinch pictures - pinning it all for next year! Thanks for the freebie too.
    Have a great time at your Polar Express party - one of my favourite days of the year.

  3. My kiddos did your Bright as a bulb activity this week as one of my ELA centers! It went over really well! Great practice for these three skills. Thanks for the freebie!

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