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NAME:

Personification
Passport:

Personification: to give human emotions, actions or


qualities to animals, things in nature or objects.

The Giving Tree


Part 1: Re-read the story and list 6 words which
personify the tree:

Knorr Salty Commercial


Step 1: Watch the commercial
Step 2: Describe in two complete sentences how the
saltshaker feels now that family doesnt need him
anymore. Describe how he feels and what he is doing
in the commercial.

1. _______________

4. ________________

2. _______________

5. ________________

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3._______________

6. ________________

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Part 2: Write one sentence in which you use at least


one adjective and one verb to personify something in
nature. *Hint: use the peach card for ideas

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Possible Topics: Weather wind, rain, sun water,


rocks, plants, birds, etc.

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Personifying Objects: Crayons


Task 1: Re-read one of the crayon letters: Red or Peach. List the
words the crayon uses that only humans can do or feel.
Example: Grey crayon is very tired after coloring elephants and
hippos. Crayons cannot feel tired only people can!
List:

Personification in movies
Step 1: Watch the following scene from Disneys The
Sorcerers Apprentice
Describe the actions and movements of the brooms in
one sentence using at least 3 verbs (action words)
which personify objects:

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Task 2: Write a short note to yourself from one of your school


supplies or toys. Personify your object.

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Dear ________________

(insert your name here)

I am writing to tell you________________________


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Sincerely,
Your __________________ friend,
_______________________

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Five Little _____

Personification in Music

Step 1: Read the whole story aloud with your partner take

Step 1: Listen to this song as you read the lyrics. Copy

turns. Record all of the verbs (action words) which

the lines lines which personify the fireflies: (Hint it is

personify the monkeys. What are the activities and actions

after 1:00min and no farther than 2:00 min.

that real monkeys cannot do?

List the verbs: ________________________________


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Fireflies by Owl City


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Step 2: Personify an animal using two verbs and two


adjectives from the peach idea list or the verbs above.
Make these animals into people with feelings and
personalities:

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Animal: ________________________
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Why is this song an example of personification?

Punctuation Personification:
Task: Read the book Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse
Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld, aloud with your partner.
Describe how the exclamation mark feels at the
beginning of the story using personification.

Giraffes Cant Dance


Read the whole story with your partner.
Find as many examples of personification as you can
and record them below:
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What words personify the exclamation mark and bring

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it to life?
Step 2: Create your own example of an animal doing a
crazy activity: For example, describe a cow learning to
read.

Wall-E
What is Wall-Es glitch? What human qualities does he
have?

What do you think will happen with the new robot?

Pop Quiz!
Step 1: Complete the quiz and record your answers
below:
1.

6.

2.

7.

3.

8.

4.

9.

How does Wall-E feel about her?


5.
Next: Complete the following sentences using
personification (a verb or action word):
The stars _________________ at us from the night sky
Why is Wall-E a good example of personification?

The snow _______________ as it fell from the ground


The wind ____________________ in the night.

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