Thursday, March 8, 2012

Comics in the Classroom

Room 102 had fun building their understanding of figurative language and humor using comic strips. Most writing can be made more descriptive through the use of figurative language. Students practiced seven common forms of figurative language:
  • simile — using “like” or “as” for description or comparison
  • metaphor —comparison that does not use like or as
  • oxymoron — combines two normally contradictory terms
  • personification — giving human traits to non-living objects
  • alliteration— the repetition of a particular sound in a series of words or phrases
  • onomatopoeia — a word that imitates the sound it represents
  • hyperbole - extreme exaggeration

Creating the comic strips proved lots of fun. 
Click on these student samples to enlarge. 

Alliteration by Ali

Onomatopoeia by Alex

Hyperbole by MacKenzie

The "funny pages" are posted on a bulletin board outside Room 102. Check it out. It'll tickle your funny bone. (Idiom)
It's always a good sign when students want to continue a project after lab. is available for students to use at home.  Click the button to visit the site.

1 comment:

  1. Great job kids! What a fun way to help you remember your figurative language forms.