Often, what makes a story interesting is the not-s0-obvious literary devices used within a text to add diversity and interest in the story. From hyperbole to rhetoric questions, these literary devices are an important skill for students to learn at any age.

In this free and downloadable lesson plan, students will be taken through fun and interactive activities in order to learn to compare various literally devices and assess how they can help build a story.

With many students being visual learners, this is a great lesson if you’re looking for ways to engage your students using interactive activities, and creativity.

In this free and downloadable lesson plan, we provide students with an introduction to literary devices. Students will also learn:

  • How to compare various literary devices: Students will compare and contrast similes, metaphors, alliteration, and hyperbole.
  • Basic graphic design skills: Students will learn to create a graphic which includes a basic quote.

Students will then be given an activity, where they can use Canva to create their own visual poem. To take part in this lesson, students will require the following:

  • Access to a computer or mobile device
  • Internet connection
  • A Canva login

For more on this lesson, download the PDF Lesson Plan.

Written by
Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. She writes the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, hosts the Every Classroom Matters show, and writes about how technology can be used to connect students to the rest of the world. Vicki is working hard to teach the Canva staff how to use the word "y'all" in everyday speech.