Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Snow Globe Figurative Language!

Hey there!!

I wanted to share an activity that we just did that was really fun!!  A few weeks ago Amanda from My Shoe String Life shared a book called Snow by Cynthia Rylant and how she used it with figurative language!!
I love Cynthia Rylant and I love figurative language, so this was a win-win for me!  Expecially since I had this wonderful pack from Runde's Room that I wanted to do!!  Score!!

I just love these 3-D craftivities!  Which is why we did the New Year's Goal setting with her cute freebie as well!!

We learned about figurative language at the beginning of the year, so this was a perfect time for a review!  We took notes in our reading journals (forgot to take a picture of that, sorry!) with the definition for each one.

Then, we used sticky notes as we read the story Snow and found examples of figurative language.  We found similies, personification, and they found alliteration.  We did not find idioms, onomatopoeia, or a metaphor, but since we knew what those were, we decided we could write our own!!

On each snow globe, students wrote the definition on the base, a sentence that used the figurative language inside the snow, and then drew a picture inside the snowglobe to go with it!

It actually took us about 2 different class periods to do this because of the writing, drawing, coloring, cutting, and pasting, but they loved it, so it was totally worth it!  Plus, they turned out really cute!

I just have to figure out how to display them so they aren't rolling around on their desks.  Once again, I wish I could hang them from the ceiling, but the Fire Marshal won't allow THAT so...I'm still working on the display!  ;O)

We've also read the story Snow Globe Family that was recommended by the wonderful AMC from Looking from Third to Fourth and we are working on our snow globe stories.  We will be making snow globes with pictures with the kids in them...but that's still a work in progress!  :O)

We are linking this up to Jivey's Workshop Wednesday as a fun Wintry Writing idea!!  Go check out more ideas over there!  What are some of your fun wintry writing activities?


  1. LOL........ great minds! See, we should just be planning a couple things ourselves and then sharing plans since we do the same dang thing anyway! :-P Thanks for linking up! I need that Cynthia Rylant book..............
    J to the Ivey

  2. Can't wait to see your snowglobe stories. Look at you getting your craftivity on! The figurative language snowglobes turned out fantatic. Hope I can find another blog with a similar post : ). Thanks for the sweet shout-out!

  3. Those snow-globe stories turned out adorable! At my school, classrooms take turns displaying some work on the top of the library bookshelves. That might be a fun place to display your 3-D items!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  4. These snow globe stories are such a great idea! We really could use this for an upcoming unit on poetry and figurative language!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard


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