Figurative Language

This Figurative Language lesson plan also includes:

Follow a scaffolded routine to reinforce the concept of figurative language. With a read-aloud of Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan, class members observe how to identify personification and idioms, chart phrases and meanings, then independently single out an expression to define and create a picture representation.    

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pose the question on a classroom blog to offer variety within the two parts of the lesson
  • Conduct the same lesson using leveled books in small reading groups 
  • Prior to implementing the lesson, review idioms and personification  
Classroom Considerations

  • Check out or download a copy of Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan
  • Pupils should be familiar with personification and idioms 
Pros

  • Worksheets contain lines to support neat writing 
  • Provides a sample chart for teacher reference 
Cons

  • None