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- Calumet City, IL
Figurative Language Teacher Resources
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Second graders identify figurative language. In this poetry lesson plan, learners read a poem and determine the similes and metaphors. Everyone chooses specific phrases and create a concept web using Kidspiration. Lastly, children write their own poem using 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. They can then develop their own plots using figurative language.
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. Finally, they create their own poems and identify the figurative language in classmates' poetry to analyze its effects.
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 instructional activity would be a great way to reinforce citing textual evidence to demonstrate understanding.
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. A graphic organizer is included for practice organizing the elements of a poem.
Review and discuss literary devices using this resource, a PowerPoint about personification, simile, and metaphor. Learners can talk about metaphors, similes, and personification. This could a part of a more in-depth discussion of these topics. You could also make it into a game for review! You might have learners create their own PowerPoint presentations about figurative language and present them to the class.