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 plan 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 202 Views 1757 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 83 Views 214 Downloads
Learners interpret figurative language. In this language lesson, students are read the poem "I Love the Look of Words" by Maya Angelou and are to find examples of hyperbole and personification in the poem. Learners then rotate among three small groups to complete activities that practice interpreting figurative language.
4th - 5th Language Arts 28 Views 283 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 48 Views 651 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 279 Views 452 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download 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 43 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Find Figurative Language
Meet with the school library specialist and work together to plan a visit and presentation on figurative language. After defining and examining examples of targeted terms, the class travels to the library where the SL has collected picture books that feature the targeted terms.
5th Language Arts 26 Views 24 Downloads
The Study of Theme and Figurative Language in Poetry and/or Prose
Tenth graders analyze the use of figurative language and themes used in selected poems and prose. They read four different literature works and define various literary devices such as symbolism, metaphor, personification, and simile. Learners also identify examples of the figurative language and devices used in the works.
10th Language Arts 8 Views 124 Downloads
Figurative Language at Black Bayou Lake
Students visit the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. They take digital pictures and make notes with information about the scenic life. Back in the classroom, they use the digital pictures to complete a figurative language writing assignment.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 16 Views 18 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 48 Views 723 Downloads
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 20 Views 229 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review "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 17 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 36 Views 76 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 13 Views 148 Downloads
You Figure-Figurative Language
Students explore varying uses of figurative language in poetry. They research poetry websites, write and illustrate tongue twisters, recite poetry and create PowerPoint portfolios with original poetry and found examples of figurative language.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Focus on Figurative Language in Prose and Poetry
Pupils place emphasis on the use of figurative language when analyzing prose and poetry. In this figurative language lesson, students explore the tone of a story and its imagery. Pupils read and discuss how the author uses imagery in the story 'Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed,' and in 'The Trolley.
8th - 10th Language Arts 9 Views 54 Downloads
Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt
Eighth graders analyze and interpret figurative language. They listen to some examples of poetry which use figurative language. Then, they divide into groups and attempt to find more examples. Finally, 8th graders write what the poet is conveying in the poem.
8th Language Arts 13 Views 53 Downloads
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 20 Views 142 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable