Figurative Language

As students begin to read more sophisticated texts, understanding how authors use figurative language becomes critical. In this unit, students will revisit some of the figurative language they learned in fourth grade and also study some new ones too, including onomatopoeia, hyperbole, puns and oxymorons. Analyzing how figurative language is used in texts will help readers apply what they have learned.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain Kids will learn about similes as quick as a fox with this cloud sorting game! Players must read each sentence to determine its meaning, then sort accordingly.
Similes 3 Students will be as confident in writing as a Pulitzer Prize winner after completing this final exercise in the similes series.
Idioms 2 Give a cultural lesson and expand your students’ vocabulary at the same time with this idioms exercise.
Metaphor Sorting in Muggo's Brain Help Muggo sort his thought clouds in this word categorization game. Players must drop each metaphor to the basket where it belongs. This fun game helps familiarize kids with common figurative language, increasing their vocabulary.
Metaphors 3 Students will be able to creatively apply metaphors to their discussions after they complete this exercise.
Onomatopoeia Students will have a blast playing with this exercise that shows how spelling onomatopoeias comes from real-life sounds.
Alliteration Every educator eschews un-exciting educational exercises; employ this Education.com exercise for an entertaining and eventful lesson on alliteration!
Hyperbole Students will finally have a name to describe the “dog ate my homework” storytelling that runs rampant throughout childhood with this hyperbole exercise.
Oxymoron Help students learn how to categorize objects with this exercise that educates them about oxymorons.
Pun There’s nothing greater than a student who can appreciate a pun activity when they play one.

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