Figures of Speech
In this figures of speech learning exercise, students read the sentences with the figures of speech in each sentence. Students then write down what they think the underlined figure of speech means.
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Figurative Language Packet
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
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...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
The 1963 March on Washington, powerfully punctuated by Martin Luther King's impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech, was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act just one year later. A reading assignment presents the written speech...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Flora and Fauna as Figures of Speech
What a lovely way to incorporate artwork into your language arts lesson. View artwork in illustrated manuscript pages, depicting insects, animals, plants, flowers, and ornate writing in the Getty Museum. Practice using figurative...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language
Young writers hunt for examples of figurative language in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to cite their sources, record a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and an explanation of what they think the examples...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Orpheus the Lyrical – Figurative Language Review Game
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,...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understand Figurative Language: "Two Peas in a Pod"
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...
2 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Figures of Speech: Understanding Idioms
A quick check for comprehension of idioms provides learners a chance to distinguish the literal from the figurative meaning of English expressions. Each of five example sentences contains an idiom and comes with three possible meanings...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Go Free or Die: Figurative Language
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts