L.4.5 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5

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"Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings."

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
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Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Your little poets will love how their creative writing abilities will grow with this lesson about similes and metaphors. Students engage in fun activities to learn about similes and metaphors and write comparisons as directed.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
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Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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It's Raining Idioms!
It's Raining Idioms!
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It's Raining Idioms!
Idioms will be a piece of cake when students finish this fun lesson! Students practice illustrating and explaining common idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
This lesson will give students an opportunity to have fun while learning about and using similes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
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The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
We've all heard not to judge a book or a person by its cover. This topic is poignantly covered in the Vietnamese myth of the Crystal Heart. In this lesson, students will read the myth and write similes in the style of the fisherman's song.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Lesson plan
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Deeper Meanings
Deeper Meanings
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Deeper Meanings
Do your students understand the deeper meaning or humor behind a play on words? In this lesson, students will learn how to interpret the meaning of oxymorons and puns, identify key words, and explain the meanings!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Explanations for Expressions
Explanations for Expressions
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Explanations for Expressions
Do your students need instruction in how to find and determine the meaning of figurative language? In this lesson, students will explore the exaggerations found in hyperbole and elements of idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, metaphors, and idioms are some of the most widely used literary devices in both speaking and writing. Students will review each of these and practice creating some of their own.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine's Day Idioms
Valentine's Day Idioms
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Valentine's Day Idioms
To make a long story short, idioms are a fun addition to the English language! Use this lesson with your students to determine the meaning of common idioms— specifically those associated with Valentine's Day.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homograph Riddles
Homograph Riddles
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Homograph Riddles
In this lesson, students will solve homograph riddles and create their own riddles for peers to solve. These engaging activities will increase their repertoire of homographs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
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Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
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Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Use this lesson to increase your students’ understanding of math vocabulary by completing a Frayer Model. This model focuses on finding antonyms, synonyms, and meanings for the key vocabulary term.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
Review synonyms and antonyms by creating oxymora! An oxymoron is a fun way to integrate figurative language in students’ writing. This lesson will ask students to use antonyms to create their own oxymora.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idioms can be a pain in the neck to understand! Help your students become acquainted with many of the English language's funny and confusing idioms in this lesson that has them using their creativity to act out or illustrate idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Homographs
Exploring Homographs
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Exploring Homographs
There's no shortage of homographs in the English language, making them a fun topic to explore with your fourth graders! In this lesson, students will become experts on distinguishing the different meanings of homographs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Math
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