Figurative Language Teacher Resources
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Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification.
8th Language Arts 303 Views 1806 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plath, Personification, and Figurative Language in "Mirror"
What will your class members see in Sylvia Plath's "Mirror"? After reading the poem, learners engage in a Socratic seminar prompted by the provided questions. Individuals then create an illustration, focusing on the personification and figurative language in the poem, and share their interpretations with the class.
11th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review My Ántonia: Figurative Language
The rich, vivid imagery in Willa Cather's novel, My Ántonia, is both engrossing to read and important to understand in the context of the plot. Young learners work in groups to identify key images, similes, and metaphors in Book One, and present what they have discovered to the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet uses literary devices to develop themes.
7th - 9th Language Arts 126 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Play a figurative language game! Starting with a review of terms, this presentation quickly launches into a quiz game with hyper-linked answers. Simply click an answer to find out if it's wrong or right. The option to try again is always there.
7th - 9th Language Arts 40 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When is a staple remover a fanged monster? In your ELA classroom when you're teaching this fun figurative language lesson, of course! Get your young writers using figurative language by making a game of it. Give groups a paper bag full of commonplace objects,, and have them describe them using figurative language.
6th - 10th Language Arts 152 Views 317 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Figurative Language
Using the poems "First Snow" by Ted Kooser and "Eating Alone" by Yi-Young Lee (or other suggested poems by Robert Frost or Sara Teasdale), middle schoolers search for examples of figurative language. Guide your learners by discussing what poetry is.
7th Language Arts 28 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Spice Up Your Poetry with Figurative Language
Pupils are introduced to the poetic works of Kechia Williams and the different elements of poetry. They explore figurative language and rhythm. Next, learners read poems from various poets and share with the class one of their favorite poems.
5th - 7th Language Arts 72 Views 735 Downloads
The Study of Theme and Figurative Language in Poetry and/or Prose
Identify and analyze the use of figurative language used in select pieces of writing. These pieces of literature will represent at least two pieces by one writer and at least two pieces by different writers. This lesson would be a great way to reinforce citing textual evidence to demonstrate understanding.
7th - 9th Language Arts 65 Views 661 Downloads
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 336 Views 496 Downloads
This is a very much detailed five-day plan on writing portrait poems. Throughout, class members review figurative language and work systematically to develop their poems. The teacher provides rubrics for the poem as well as a portrait they create in art class.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 32 Views 265 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Figurative It Out: Figurative Language in Children's Poetry
Seventh and eighth graders identify figurative language in children's poetry and create their own to post to a class wiki. They search a library web browser for children's poetry, read several poems, and identify simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and puns.
7th - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 609 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Viewers are asked to identify the figurative language used in Stephen Vincent Benet’s poem, “The Ballad of William Sycamore,” and William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” Preview to make sure the interactive elements of the presentation work with your equipment.
9th - 12th All 42 Views 78 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Literary Devices
Eighth graders identify figurative language and poetry in this literary analysis lesson. Using Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and a YouTube video for "The Walrus and the Carpenter," young readers complete a literary device and element review worksheet.
8th Language Arts 24 Views 143 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the activities would be great for the whole classroom, independent work, or homeschool settings.
8th - 11th Language Arts 171 Views 143 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Figurative Language in Poetry
Ninth graders identify figurative language in poetry and analyze its effect on the meaning. They apply the meaning of poetry to real-life situations. Additionally, they write about a goal that wasn't achieved and relate that to Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem.
9th Language Arts 20 Views 150 Downloads
Language Types: Figurative Language and Literal Language
Six types of figurative language (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia) are the focus of a PowerPoint that defines and offers color-coded examples of these terms. Consider expanding the presentation by asking viewers to craft examples of each term.
7th - 12th Language Arts 85 Views 216 Downloads
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed