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New Review Owl Moon: Similies and Metaphors
Teach the difference between similes and metaphors with a lesson on figurative language. After watching some informative videos about writing, kids discuss how to determine if a phrase should be taken literally or not. They work in groups and independently to examine certain figurative phrases in Jane Yolen's Owl Moon.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Digital Life 102
Catch your pupils' attention by starting class with a quiz about digital media! After going over their answers with a partner, individuals compose similes about the role of digital media in their lives and share these with the class. Teacher discussion questions and sample responses are provided for the video that pupils watch after they complete the sharing process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Using Verbs in Comparisons
Before your young writers feel comfortable creating similes and metaphors on their own, provide them with this worksheet to give them some extra guidance. They'll complete the comparisons provided with words from the word bank, creating a comparison.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird: Figurative Language
Figurative language is the focus of the fifth lesson in a unit study of To Kill A Mockingbird. Groups review different chapters read so far and locate examples of images, similes, and metaphors, and then consider what this language contributes to the novel.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
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 English Language Arts
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Consider handing out lyrics and challenging the class to find metaphors and similes.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Theme Is...
This literary elements PowerPoint introduces learners to themes that are stated directly and implied. Brief reading selections, audio clips, and photographs are included that show examples of theme implied through metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, tone, and symbols.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare was such a talented writer, but why? It must be his use of figurative language, blended with his clever, twisting plots. This worksheet focuses on his use of metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Simile and Metaphor Student Worksheet
We often spend a lot of time focusing on similes and metaphors, but that's because they're used so frequently in our spoken and written text! With this three-page packet, learners explore examples of similes and metaphors before creating a few of their own.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Similes and Metaphor
Use photography to inspire similes and metaphors. Kids rifle through magazines and pictures you've brought to use them as inspiration. They choose two and create a metaphor or simile to accompany their display. Consider hanging these on the bulletin board for all classes to view!
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Using Similes and Metaphors in Poetry
The use of similes and metaphors will become more clear and your learners will gain knowledge and comprehend the meanings of the words with these activities. They compose interesting similes and metaphors based on visual prompts and write a poem using them as well.
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Narrative Practice: Similes, Metaphors, Personification
Transform boring sentences with figurative language. Class members employ metaphor, simile, and personification to rewrite a series of provided sentences. Pupils can prepare for narrative essays and creative assignments by completing the exercises included here.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Similes and Metaphors
Designed for a class that is more than familiar with similes and metaphors, this worksheet provides learners an opportunity to practice creating examples of their own and incorporating those examples in their writing. The directions are simple, and writers must enter their creative state to complete this paragraph assignment.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts