How to Identify Figurative Language

Reinforce understanding of five literary terms with a single-slide flow chart. Learners figure out if various words and phrases are examples of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, understatement, or personification. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Put up on a screen while pupils are working, or to print out as a reference sheet
Pros

  • Chart is colorful and easy to read
  • A quick way for pupils to check to see if they are identifying correctly
  • Helpful for those who are starting out with figurative language
Cons

  • The presentation is only one slide; class members will need prior knowledge of figurative language
Common Core