Next is similes. I really like working on similes because they get the kids using great language and thinking about using descriptive vocabulary. You can also tie in synonyms and using tier 2 vocabulary.
These 32 cards have similes on them that you can have students describe objects with, name the objects that are being compared, or use in a sentence.
The student worksheet for similes targets the explanation and production of 6 similes, 3 of each type.
The last set is to target metaphors...again, it is important for students to understand the difference between these and similes, since they are so similar. I find that metaphors are a little tricker for my students than similes are.
For these 24 cards you can have students identify the metaphor and explain it. You could also have them describe something else with the same metaphor.
The last student worksheet is to target metaphors, which the students will write 5 of their own. All three of the student worksheets would be good for an end of session comprehension check or as a carryover activity to be completed for homework.
Last is 8 penalty cards that can be combined with any of the cards to make a game. Put all target cards in a deck, mixed with these, and have students take turns drawing cards and completing the task. Whoever ends up with the most cards will be the winner.
You can find this set of activities in my TPT store!
I hope you like them and you find them useful for your older elementary/middle school students working on figurative language goals! I think you could even use some of these for some high school kids, depending on their cognitive level.