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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Here's a richly detailed unit, designed for second graders, that focuses on decoding figurative language, including similes, metaphors, personification and idioms.
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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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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language

For Teachers K - 5th
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to...
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Body Language

For Teachers 4th - 12th
When it comes to learning a language and literacy, understanding nonverbal communication is often as important as verbal communication. An interactive body language activity incorporates role play to demonstrate the difference between...
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A Wizard of Earthsea: Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Examine figurative language through the words of Ursula K. Le Guin in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea. The fifth lesson plan in a series of ten, the steps listed here ask pupils to go back into the text and find a striking sentence to...
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Figurative Language iMovie

For Teachers 5th
In order to understand figurative language, learners read 5 poems, each exemplifying a different literary device. They discuss and write responses to each poem. They then choose one literary device which they will use as the basis for a...
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Activities for Supporting Oral Language Development

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Support young scholars' oral language development with the use of four early childhood activities. To reinforce proficiency, pupils read with an adult, play a game of telephone with their peers, put on a play with puppets or stuffed...
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Figurative Language #2

For Students 9th
Identify figurative language in sentences that have been pulled out of a text. Looking at the sentence independently, can you tell which technique is being used? How do you know? Ninth graders look at 10 sentences that show simile,...
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Figuring Out Figurative Language in The Outsiders

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is well known for its relatable characters and plot, but don't forget how effective the book's figurative language can be! Check out an interactive resource that explores how figurative language comes alive...
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Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry

For Students 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...
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Orpheus the Lyrical – Figurative Language Review Game

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Turn grammar practice into a game, a video game this is! Scholars show what they know about figurative language with a video game that takes them through a land filled with coins, magic, and animals. Concepts include similes, metaphors,...
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The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character. Young...
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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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Problem Solvers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you teach a text to a group of readers who struggling with the language? The second in a set of three ESL lessons related to Theme 4: Problem Solvers engages English language learners by introducing vocabulary and grammar...
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Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your high schoolers are probably versed in two languages: formal language, and informal conversation. Help them identify the correct language style for their audience and context with a thorough lesson and examples of different speech...
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Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Individuals utilize the strategies practiced in the previous lesson to complete a mid-unit assessment on  figurative language and how Christopher Paul Curtis uses word choice to create meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.
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Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning

For Teachers 6th Standards
How figurative language effects the tone and meaning in Chapter Three of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy is the focus of a series of exercises that ask readers to locate record, and analyze Curtis' word choices.
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Setting the Tone with Figurative Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes,...
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
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Go Free or Die: Figurative Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Figures of speech, sensory details, and academic language are all targeted while reading Chapter Two of J. Ferris’ Go Free or Die. First, learners engage in an exercise to practice describing with detail. Then, partners use a chart to...
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Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

For Students 8th - 10th
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...
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"Snapshot" Exercises & Sensory Detail Word Bank

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Read a sample of creative descriptive writing to your science class. Discuss how writing can be used to record and communicate observations that scientists make. Reading selections and thought-provoking questions are suggested. Also...

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