Monday, January 13, 2014

Figurative Language Craftivity

I enjoy using craftivities in my class!  My students also enjoy them because they are hands-on and it gives them the opportuntiy to express themselves creatively through their work.  A special thank you to Deb over at Deb at Crafting Connections for allowing me to try out one of her craftivities!

We have been studying figurative language.  The students have been identifying various types of figurative langauge, using it in their writing, and interpreting the meaning of figurative language. One of the activities we completed during this unit of study was Deb's Figuarative Language Adds Color and Music to our Language craftivity.  The students absolutely loved it!

First, students colored musical notes that had the various forms of figurative language we studied written on them.

Next, students cut out the musical notes and matched them with the figurative language on a musical staff.

Finally, students backed their musical notes on a sheet of yellow construction paper.  

Once students had their muscial notes matched up correctly, they then completed a worksheet to demonstrate their understanding of figurative language.  The completed product was used as a study tool to help the students prepare for their unit test on figurative language.  I was also able to use the worksheet as a form of formative assessment.  

If you like this craftivity, you can find it at Deb's TpT store, or if you are feeling lucky, head over to Deb's blog and enter her rafflecopter for a chance to win a free copy on Wednesday, January 15th!  Good Luck!


  1. Great photos, Verena! I'm so glad to see that your students enjoyed working on it!
    Crafting Connections

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