This is a good way to learn some of the concepts and literary tools that can seem daunting for intermediate students when they first encounter them. The story and the puzzle pieces work together to help students make what are sometimes subtle differences in literary techniques.
FREE Author's Craft Poster~ Metaphor, Simile, Tone, Alliteration, and more are all described on this short-and-sweet "cheat sheet." Use this to help your students make sense of these common writing terms. The better young writers understand these terms, the more likely they'll be to try to incorporate them into their own writing!