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. MakeBeliefsComix.com is available for students to use at home. Click the button to visit the site.