Most students love video games and hate poetry. Isn't there someway to combine the two? There is now! Introducing Poetry Cat, the poetic devices review game.
Poetry Cat is free on computers or tablets. It features 50 levels and 500 questions. It covers 10 poetic devices, and the game play is fun, compelling, and addictive. Students play a cartoon cat on a quest to collect yarn balls. They will face off against dogs, birds, and other obstacles. When they make a mistake, they will be challenged by a line of poetry. If they correctly answer the question, they can continue playing. If they are wrong, they will die and have to start the level again. These dynamics provide students with a powerful incentive to learn reading skills. Playing Poetry Cat will help your student to better analyze and discuss poetry. Not to mention raising the test scores: this game is like Trojan Horse test prep. You're going to love it. They're going to love it. It's a game that everyone wins.
You can play Poetry Cat for free on the web, but it is also available on iPads from the iTunes App Store. If your students have access to iPads, you can download and install Poetry Cat for free. You can also support Ereading Worksheets by purchasing the ad-free version for $2.99.
Now, I know that not everyone has access to technology. Trust me. I've been there. So I've also taken some of the content from the game and made printable worksheets. Specifically, I made 4 hyperbole and understatement worksheets. Perhaps ironicall, I then made these hyperbole and understatement worksheets into online activities. I also made 4 simile and metaphor worksheets. These worksheets are available as online activities. And I'd like to add a couple of more poetic devices worksheets or tests in the months to come.
I hope that you get the chance to check out Poetry Cat. I think that it's going to help a lot of students. You can help me by spreading the word about this game to others. I appreciate all of your links, likes, shares, and comments.