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403 resources with the concept figures of speech

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SuccessMaker® Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th Standards
A collection of reading passages is packed with various skills to enhance fourth graders reading comprehension. From distinguishing between fact and opinion to describing character's feelings and recognizing elements of plot, the...
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Figurative Language Packet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Cross Out Paragraph Puzzle One: To Keep it Secret

For Students 4th - 6th
Slightly confusing upon first glance, this lesson is actually a neat idea! Present your learners with a series of sentences (at the top of the page), and have them follow the directions to cross out adverbs, verbs in the past tense, etc....
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Poetry Shopping Spree

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
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"The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Compare real events from Mark Twain's life to events in the story. Middle school readers identify point-of-view, its purpose, and its reliability by citing two examples. They describe the tone of the story using four examples and...
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Career Capers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Introduce your middle school writers to a higher level creative writing activity. They become familiar with the literary term pun, and illustrate their writing with clipart they find online. They complete a worksheet on puns in which...
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Pre-AP Strategies for Spanish Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Take a break from vocabulary development and have your Spanish scholars immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What are common Spanish proverbs? In short sessions over the course of a few weeks, the class will learn about different...
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Next To A Mailbox

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Grover chases a mailbox in his attempt to demonstrate what the concept “next to” means. As part of a lesson on prepositional phrases, this video could be a great means of showing what this particular expression means. Children could even...
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Understanding Puns

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
"Dad jokes" aren't the only ways to hear some groan-worthy puns! A poetry instructional activity explores how figurative language, particularly puns, can make poetry funny, before class members create their own silly poems.
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Drawing Idioms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Don't cry over spilled lesson plans! A straightforward language arts activity prompts learners to draw both literal and figurative representations of common idioms. You'll have a whale of a time!
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 11th Standards
The speaker of Audre Lorde's poem "From the House of Yemanjá" describes carrying two women on her back—she must be strong! Using lesson 10 of 14 from the Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2 series, pupils read the second stanza. With a Quick...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
If you've ever wished you could respond to an author's message, a lesson that connects three poems with the same concept will appeal to you. Based on the first few lessons' focus on Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His...
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Alliteration All Around

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Discover alliteration found in picture books by Pamela Duncan Edwards. Then, dive into a read aloud of Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak. This practice sets the stage for budding poets to create their own acrostic poem, write an...
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Proverbs and Adages Match

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
The grass may be greener on the other side, but a worksheet about proverbs and adages is sure to help readers of all levels master figurative language. Kids match the idioms in the first column to their literal meanings in the second...
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Using Similes

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Your class will find using similes as easy as pie after completing this figurative language exercise. Provided with a list of incomplete similes, young writers must use their creativity to fill in the blanks with nouns that accurately...
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Father and Son

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore word relationships and the relationships between people with an interesting lesson. Learners practice pairing words that typically go together and write brief narratives using these words. They then go through a similar process,...
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Figurative Language Examples

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Cards featuring the figurative language terms simile, idiom, personification, hyperbole, metaphor, and onomatopoeia are illustrated with humorous photos or illustrations and a sample sentence.
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Play a figurative language game! Starting with a review of terms, this presentation quickly launches into a quiz game with hyper-linked answers. Simply click an answer to find out if it's wrong or right. The option to try again is always...
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Idioms

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Kill two birds with one stone with a fun language arts lesson 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...
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Similes and Metaphors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It only takes 90 seconds for this student to explain the differences between a simile and a metaphor. He gives examples of different phrases, along with helpful definition.
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Using Words: Verbal Communication

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Written and verbal communication is the topic for today. The class goes over various facets of verbal communication, such as plain English, active voice, passive voice, cliché, and jargon. They then use those devices as they discuss...
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Elements of Style: Literary Devices

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Evaluating Style

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Before diving into their first literary analysis, review this presentation with your class. They study sentence patterns, figurative and literal language, tone, mood, and diction as they relate to literature.
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Figures of Speech: Quiz 2

For Students 7th - 12th
Hyperbole, simile, metaphor, and personification are spotlighted on an online/interactive quiz. Test takers read short passages and then identify the figures of speech used.