One of the things the students have to know how to do when looking at themes and moods and tones in texts, is how to quickly identify figurative language. This screencasts shows how to play a figurative language game called Orpheus the Lyrical. All of the questions are a mixture of figurative language. It also throws in non-figurative language sentence examples to ensure that students are actually able to identify figurative language. I would use this game as independent practice after completing the minilesson of notes and practice sentence creation.  With the screencast the students can see how to get onto the game and how to play once they are done with group work without the teacher’s assistance. By the level of the game the students reach I would be able to see how well they can identify figurative language because as they progress in the game, the sentences get more and more difficult. It’s a fun sneaky way to get students to learn.


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