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A Wizard of Earthsea: Figurative Language
Examine figurative language through the words of Ursula K. Le Guin in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea. The fifth lesson in a series of ten, the steps listed here ask pupils to go back into the text and find a striking sentence to analyze for figurative language.
7th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why Dickens uses so much detail and examine his sentence structure and word choice.
4th - 5th Language Arts 26 Views 186 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning behind the comparison in the similes, identify proverbs explaining what they say about the values of Igbo society, and analyze African folktales.
9th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A simile is a non literal phrase that needs to be deciphered for contextual meaning. Similes are also fun to read and write. Third graders get cozy with similes found in the book If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz. They use context clues to determine the meaning of each simile they encounter in the story, focusing on the comparison being made to better understand textual meaning.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Identify Similes In Poetry
Fifth graders explore figurative language in poetry. They review the characteristics of poetry and discuss figurative language. After listening to a poem, they discuss with a friend what kind of pictures they see in their mind when hearing it.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 80 Downloads
Similes and Synonyms are the focus of this language arts presentation. After being introduced to similes and how they work, young writers practice writing similes about the sun by using phrases such as, "The sun is like a golden ring tossed into a clear sky.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 80 Downloads
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 Language Arts 8 Views 3 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
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
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 Language Arts 11 Views 297 Downloads
After reading a short passage that defines simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idiom, analogy, and alliteration, class members examine cards that include a definition, an illustration, and a sentence example of each term.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 Language Arts 51 Views 221 Downloads
Making Inferences While Identifying Similes and Metaphors
Use this lesson to study similes and metaphors and the inferred meaning. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders write their own similes and metaphors. A worksheet is provided for extension work or to check understanding as homework.
5th Language Arts 26 Views 226 Downloads
Digital Life 101
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media use quide and vocablary list.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 27 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Language Study: Metaphor and Simile
After your learners are familiar with the definition of simile and metaphor, provide them with this reference guide. First, it details the definitions of both simile and metaphor, but then it explores mixed metaphors, overused metaphors, phrases that include both similes and metaphors.
4th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 496 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Figurative Language
Extend your instruction on similes and metaphors with a lesson on Emily Dickinson's "Hope is the thing with feathers" and "There is no Frigate like a Book." After a discussion on the images of each poem and their meanings, kids write an analysis on the difference between light and darkness in "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" and how it relates to truth.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable