Literary Devices Teacher Resources
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A Glossary of Literary Terms
7th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewIf you're tired of defining allusion, onomatopoeia, and satire for your language arts students, hand out a complete list of literary devices to keep the terms straight. Each term includes a definition that is easy to understand and...
Test Review Sheet: Collection 8 & Rhetorical Devices
8th - 9th
Challenge your literary analysts with this test review sheet. Learners identify rhetorical devices and parallel structure in addition to defining literary devices and vocabulary. While there is no test included, this could be used as a...
It's Raining Cats and Dogs! Literary Devices and Figurative Language
3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders study literary devices and figurative language. They view a PowerPoint presentation (which you must create) to review hyperbole, idiom, simile, and metaphor. They read and discuss the book There's A Frog in My...
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the...
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil...
Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms
9th - 12th
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class....
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
6th - 10th
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...