Sports Figurative Language

As you know, I have a class full of Seahawks FANatics! 
Today was the Seahawk parade to welcome home the players and 15 of my students were absent! 15!
To channel their energy and passion, we have been doing lots of football-themed activities which you can read about HERE.

I noticed last week that my kiddos were having trouble differentiating between similes and metaphors, so I decided to give them some additional practice, using things they love...FOOTBALL!
We started off going over definitions from my Similes and Metaphors Task Cards Packet:
Then we put our knowledge to the test by writing
football-themed examples.
*Note: these are written by Seahawks fans,
so the sentences are *slightly* biased :)
You can snag a copy of this worksheet by clicking HERE
or on the picture below:

Then we had some more sports fun with figurative language - this time with IDIOMS! (one of my favorite things to teach!)
I have created a Sports-themed idiom packet that really engaged my FANatical students :)
Here is what is included in the packet:

Here's an example of the cards:
We played this as a partner match-up game
and the kids LOVED it! :)

Then I gave the students an extra credit opportunity to research some additional sports idioms on their own:
If you would like to grab a FREE copy of this packet, please leave your e-mail address and your favorite idiom in a comment below :) I will randomly choose a winner tomorrow evening!

I'm linking these fun and easy-to-use ideas with Jivey for her weekly "Wednesday Workshop"

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