In this writing hyperbole practice activity, students review the literary device and write 10 sentences about the 10 listed items. Each of the sentences should contain a hyperbole or exaggeration.
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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
Matilda - Throwing the Hammer
Full truth, or an exaggeration? How can you tell when a storyteller is exaggerating a story? Readers analyze a story told by Hortensia, and identify the exaggerative language she uses. Then, learners write their own narrative story using...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Writing Strategy
How do your pupils believe others see them? Invite them to write narratives to explore the image they present to the word. The narratives, inspired by The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, are to be set at each pupil's hypothetical funeral.
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Writing Skills Worksheets
What makes you want to buy that new car? Or vote for that popular politician? Study the persuasive techniques commonly found in advertisements or argumentative writing, including repetition, exaggeration, and fact vs. opinion.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
Beyond Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, tall tales can be a great way to teach young writers about word choice and voice in their writing. Using Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee and the Six-Trait Writing process, they begin to write their own...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
A Million Fish... Serving Up Exaggeration
Examine the use of exaggeration in narrative writing. Elementary scholars listen to a read aloud of Patricia McKissack's, A Million Fish... More or Less, before defining the word exaggeration. They record the use of exaggeration in the...
3rd - 6th 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