Spotlight on Figurative Language:Colorful Language

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Upper elementary and junior high students get their message across with colorful hyperboles, malapropisms, oxymorons, and other figurative language forms.

Figurative language is used everywhere and students with language disorders often need specific instruction to comprehend and use it.  This book of lessons helps students understand and use numerous types of word play to hold the attention of their listeners.  The book is organized into nine sections:

  • Hyperbole—exaggeration: I waited in line for a century.
  • Pleonasms—redundancies: We wept tears of joy.
  • Malapropisms—words used incorrectly: My new coat has great installation.
  • Tom Swifties—puns linked with adverbs to describe how the pun was delivered: "Fire!" yelled Tom alarmingly.
  • Spoonerisms—initial letter reversals: Stop chipping the flannels!
  • Portmanteau—new words made from combining two words: camera and recorder—camcorder
  • Oxymorons—two words of opposite meaning combined: old news
  • Onomatopoeia—words that sound like their meaning: swoosh
  • Humor—jokes, riddles, slapstick, etc.

The lessons provide in-depth training in the successful Spotlight series format:

  • a general developmental progression
  • step-by-step advancement to build success and motivation
  • uncomplicated grammar
  • clear explanations with examples
  • a wide variety of curricular content as well as daily life experiences
  • a pretest/posttest

You may purchase Spotlight on Figurative Language Colorful Language individually or as part of the Spotlight on Figurative Language 6-book set.  The 6-book set consists of:

Spotlight on Figurative Language Colorful Language

Spotlight on Figurative Language Idioms

Spotlight on Figurative Language Indirect Language

Spotlight on Figurative Language Metaphors

Spotlight on Figurative Language Multiple Meanings

Spotlight on Figurative Language Similes


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