Figure of Speech Teacher Resources
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New Review Figurative Language Packet
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and provides several activities for kids to practice their skills.
6th - 12th Language Arts 242 Views 201 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Figures of Speech: Poetry of Alice Walker
Define figures of speech with your high schoolers. They listen to you read aloud the Alice Walker poem "Did This Happen to Your Mother? Did Your Sister Throw Up a Lot?" Then they identify and analyze any figures of speech found in the reading.
10th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kill two birds with one stone with a fun language arts instructional activity on idioms. Not only will students learn about this interesting form of figurative language by listening to a Walking Classroom podcast, they will also get some exercise by actually going for a class walk.
4th - 6th Language Arts 153 Views 105 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Figures of Speech Slide Show
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is colorful, easy to read, and omits any distracting animations.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Idioms
You're as cute as a bug. But are you really as cute as a bug? Bugs aren't cute! Idioms are fun nonliteral phrases that mean something different than the words they contain. Second graders learn about idioms as they read the book, More Parts by Tedd Arnold.
2nd Language Arts 17 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elements of Style: Literary Devices
How does an author develop his or her personal writing style? This presentation starts by looking at E.E. Cummings and some of his most notable works. As an author with a lot of style, he's the perfect example! Then, terms such as figurative language, symbol, irony, and imagery (among others) are defined and examples are given.
7th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 142 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Figures of Speech: A Midsummer Night's Dream
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in the play.
8th - 12th Language Arts 43 Views 130 Downloads
Figurative Language: Farenheit 451
Readers analyze figurative language in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 with four text examples from part two. They identify each example as simile, metaphor, or personification, and analyze the comparison that was made. Resource includes definitions of each figure of speech.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 161 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language
Introduce your class to figurative language and then ask them to hunt for examples in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to write down their sources, a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and what they think the examples means.
4th - 8th Language Arts 69 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understand Figurative Language: "Spill the Beans"
Make sure you spill the beans about this great resource on idioms! Review the definition of an idiom with your class and watch as the narrator illustrates the meaning of this commonly used phrase through simple, descriptive, comic strip images.
2 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Tenth graders complete a variety of activities related to the first two chapters of the book The Outsiders. They define metaphor, simile, idiom, and hyperbole, and take a vocabulary pre-quiz. In small groups, they write a character description of a character from the book and participate in the game "Metaphorical Baseball.
10th Language Arts 13 Views 118 Downloads
Understand Figurative Language: "Tip of the Iceberg"
Explore the concept of idioms by examining the meaning of the particular phrase: "tip of the iceberg." After presenting the video, encourage your class to work together to create a list of other idioms they can recall!
2 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Let's Focus on Idioms
Get online and explore idioms. Your class will use the Internet to locate, choose, and illustrate their favorite idioms. They make a class PowerPoint with illustrations for their idioms and explain the meaning of each. A great way to build interest and understanding of figures of speech.
3rd - 8th Technology & Engineering 23 Views 191 Downloads
The Bernstein Bear's Trouble with Money: Financial and Academic Literacy
What do figures of speech have to do with financial literacy? Take an interdisciplinary look at The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money to find out. Young analysts read about the cubs' spendthrift ways and how Mama and Papa Bear teach them to save money.
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 226 Downloads
Figurative Language: Lord of the Flies
Readers analyze figurative language in William Golding's Lord of the Flies with four text examples from chapter one. They identify each example as a simile, metaphor, or example of personification, and analyze the comparison that was made.
10th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 116 Downloads
Understanding Figurative Language: "A Leopard Can't Change His Spots"
Idioms are the focus a short video that shows viewers how to use context clues to determine meaning. Learners first image the picture the idiom creates, then examine context clues, and finally, they illustrate the idiom. The presentation could be used as a teaching model or as remediation for language learners.
5 mins 5th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding Figurative Language: "Take Under One's Wing"
Are your learners tearing their hair out trying to understand idioms? Blow their minds with a short video that models how to use context clues to find the sense in the syntax. Rather than looking at the meaning of each individual word, learners are encouraged to formulate an image in their minds, check out the context clues, and then create an illustration that captures the meaning of the phrase.
4 mins 7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Idioms for ELLs
Idioms can be really confusing for kids, let alone kids learning English! They use the Visual Thesaurus to assist them in figuring out the meanings of some common English language idioms. They create visual images to present their assigned idioms to the class, demonstrating how idioms can be interpreted both figuratively and literally.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 79 Views 527 Downloads
Idioms for the ELD Learner
A variety of technological devices are used by English learners in order to create pages that go into a SmartBoard notebook. Idioms are the focus of the pages that are created. Creativity is encouraged. For example, the idiom "Putting their foot in their mouth," can be recorded with video, digital camera, or acted out.
6th - 8th Language Arts 32 Views 62 Downloads