RL.5.4 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4

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"Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes."

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

Lesson Plans

Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's a Metaphor?
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What's a Metaphor?
In this lesson, students complete worksheets and engage in peer discussions to learn more about metaphors. Young writers will love making their own creative metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Simile vs. Metaphor
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Simile vs. Metaphor
Do your students struggle with similes and metaphors? Do they have trouble identifying the two different types of analogies? This lesson will help simplify the two and put an end to the confusion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's an Idiom?
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What's an Idiom?
Does the confusion of learning idioms “add fuel to the fire” for your students? Your students will “go back to the drawing board” in this lesson, as they consider the literal and figurative meaning of common idioms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Hy-per-bowl-e
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Hy-per-bowl-e
Your students will consider this lesson the "Super Bowl" of all lessons as they learn to use hyperbole to enhance their own writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Alliteration
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All About Alliteration
Consonants rule when it comes to alliteration. In this lesson, students will complete a variety of worksheets to enhance their understanding of beginning sounds and alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Onomatopoeia Practice
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Onomatopoeia Practice
Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Oxymoron
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Oxymoron
Is it fairly accurate there is a 100% chance that trying to teach your students about oxymora is controlled chaos? Your students will find their lack of knowledge growing smaller after this teacher-approved figurative language lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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That Old Cliché
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That Old Cliché
Once in a blue moon, you will have students who completely understand clichés but they can be few and far between. In this lesson, your students will explore how clichés are popular, but overused.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
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I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
Do your students have trouble understanding the main types of figurative language? This lesson will teach them about I SHAMPOO C, an acronym used to to remember nine of the main types with ease.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dive Into Context Clues
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Dive Into Context Clues
Help your students flex their vocabulary muscles with this lesson on using context clues. By deciphering the meanings of different nonsense words, young readers will greatly improve their comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Simile for Me!
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Simile for Me!
Swift as a coursing river, your students will get the hang of similes with this creativity-fueled writing lesson. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, these activities are sure to keep young learners engaged.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Marvelous Metaphors
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Marvelous Metaphors
Help your students become shining stars with this lesson about metaphors. Your class will hone art skills and practice comparison using figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 2: The Flight Part 1
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Peter Pan and Neverland 2: The Flight Part 1
Second to the right, and straight on 'til morning. In this lesson, your students will work on reading comprehensions while continuing to learn more about Peter Pan in their journey through the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sounds Familiar!
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Sounds Familiar!
Reading is about to come alive with onomatopoeia! In this lesson students will learn to differentiate between alliteration and onomatopoeia and practice determining how onomatopoeia is used by authors to convey rich meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pun Visuals
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Pun Visuals
Strengthen your students' understanding of figurative language by helping them interpret visual puns! Students will use a webpage to help them understand puns in their future reading and writing endeavors.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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I Can Use Context Clues!
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I Can Use Context Clues!
Your ELs will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. They will also practice using introductory phrases to discuss their inferences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Dive Into Context Clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Sense of Metaphors
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Making Sense of Metaphors
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and understand the meaning of metaphors. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson What's a Metaphor?
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
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An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn common English sound words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Onomatopoeia Practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Alliteration Accessible
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Making Alliteration Accessible
Help your ELs learn about alliteration and practice identifying the descriptive adjectives and nouns that make up alliterative sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Analyzing Alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Spark Post Pun
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Spark Post Pun
Here's a pun-filled lesson for your students! Ask students to apply their knowledge of puns and Adobe Spark in this maker-centered lesson. This lesson can follow the Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities and the Pun Visuals lessons.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Analyzing Alliteration
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Analyzing Alliteration
In this fun lesson, your students will practice identifying and writing sentences with alliteration. They will also reflect upon the purpose of alliteration and the effect it has upon the reader.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Personification Practice
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Personification Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how nouns and verbs are used in personification. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Poetry: Figurative Language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes with Linking Words
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Similes with Linking Words
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the structure and meaning of similes. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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