Stage 3 reading - Literary devices
Students learn to identify literary devices in texts and analyse their effect. Students will explore simile, alliteration, metaphor and personification.
- EN3-5B discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
National Literacy Learning Progression
- UnT8: reads and views some moderately complex texts - see text complexity (comprehension); poses and answers inferential questions (comprehension)
- UnT9: identifies how authors create a sense of playfulness (pun, alliteration) (comprehension); identifies language used to create tone or atmosphere (vocabulary)
NAPLAN item descriptors
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Task 1: Onomatopoeia
Students learn how to identify onomatopoeia and impacts tone and explore its impact in a text (three activities).
Task 2: Analogy and simile
Students explore and create similes using information presented on various characters (six activities).
Task 3: Personification
Students identify and create personification examples (six activities).
Task 4: Metaphor
Students explore and analyse metaphors (four activities).
Task 5: Idiom
Students research the background to idioms to add context and build understanding (three activities).
Task 6: Identifying literary devices
Students learn how simile, alliteration and assonance, metaphor, personification, metaphor and idiom add to the impact of a text (five activities).