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332 resources with the concept figures of speech

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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Good discussion questions, quizzes, and tests teach as well as assess. Readers of The Great Gatsby will learn much from the materials in a 36-page packet designed to help students prepare for the AP Literature exam. Included in 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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More Reasons to Love Valentine's Day

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Heart-themed curriculum connections that your class will fall in love with.
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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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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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Close Reading: Analyzing Mood and Tone

For Students 9th - 12th
The AP Literature and Composition exam is all about close reading. Test takers are presented with a passage and asked to analyze how an author uses literary devices to create a desired effect. Prepare your students for the exam with a...
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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 activity. Learners practice pairing words that typically go together and write brief narratives using these words. They then go through a similar...
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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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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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Understand Figurative Language: "Spill the Beans"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
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...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Two Peas in a Pod"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
In a matter of minutes, your class and figurative language will be like two peas in a pod! With this brief instructional video, learners review the meaning of idioms with simple illustrations and clear explanations. As the fourth video...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Needle in a Haystack"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Finding a good lesson on idioms is like finding a needle in a haystack! This instructional video series touches on a selection of idioms and will help your class gain a better understanding of this type of figurative language. Before...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Play it by Ear"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Looking for a great lesson on idioms? Don't play it by ear, come prepared! With this instructional video, you can review the concept of an idiom with your class and then examine one particular idiom ("Play it by Ear") with creative...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Hit the Nail on the Head"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What does it mean to hit the nail on the head? Bring figurative language to your middle school class with a video about idioms. Young readers learn to interpret certain phrases figuratively, based on context clues throughout the text....
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Straw that Broke the Camel's Back"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The final video in a series about idioms features strategies about figurative language and context clues. Eighth graders can use these strategies for unfamiliar phrases that they might see in poems or stories. Especially helpful for...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Getting One's Foot in the Door"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Get your foot in the door with a video on idioms! Perfect for both beginning and advanced language arts learners, the video demonstrates how to interpret idioms based on context clues. A worthwhile addition to a unit on poetry,...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Water Under the Bridge"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
It's all water under the bridge! Show your language arts class how to identify and define idioms. With a video just over four minutes long, learners review the concept of figurative vs. literal language, and use context clues to...
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Understanding Figurative Language: " Put on the Back Burner"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Show your middle schoolers that some phrases aren't meant to be taken literally. The third video in a five-video series, it demonstrates how to interpret idioms such as "put it on the back burner." You could pair the video with an idiom...