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This year I have had to get extra creative to target the goals in some groups. I decided to make this activity to combine some goals and hopefully save some sanity.   I have several students working on predicting and inferring.  These student are also in groups that target figurative language. Sooo….. TADA,  Inferring and Predicting with Figurative Language!


This activity is geared toward higher level 4th graders all the way through 7th grade.   Here is how to play.  Students read, or are read, the story on the card.  Each card has two questions on it: What does ‘figurative language phrase’ mean? and ‘What will happen next?’ or and inferencing question.


Cards that are targeting predicting are in blue and cards that target inferring are in red. There are 24 of each card, which totals up to 48 figurative language phrases!


There are also 6 figurative language worksheets. Students match the phrase on the left with the correct meaning on the right, drawing a line to connect the phrase and its meaning.  These could be used as homework, a worksheet to do together, or to help check progress on figurative language goals.


And don’t worry, I wouldn’t give you all these phrases and no reference sheet 🙂  There are two sheets at the end that have all the phrases and their meanings.

The main color in the activity is the cover, so it will help to save that precious color ink that costs an arm an a leg. To add this activity to your speech room, you can visit my TpT store HERE.



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Hey there! I’m Maureen Wilson, a school-base SLP who is data driven and caffeine powered. My passion is supporting other pediatric SLPs by teaching them how to harness the power of literacy and data to help their students achieve their goals…without sacrificing time they don’t have.

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