This year, third graders will be taking their vocabulary to new heights and exploring such concepts as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification. This guided lesson in vocabulary and figurative language offers clear and practical definitions of new words and expressions, along with plenty of practice opportunities. Understanding vocabulary and figurative language deepens reading comprehension skills and enriches the writing process.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Synonyms and Antonyms 1 Encourage students to play the opposite game in this engaging exercise involving synonyms and antonyms.
Homophones and Homographs 1 Homophones and homographs make look similar, but they have different meanings, which this exercise will illustrate with classic examples of both.
Meaning of Compound Words 1 Develop students’ skill at applying prefixes and suffixes with this exercise that demonstrates how compound words are formed.
Abbreviations 1 After students complete this simple and clear exercise from Education.com, they will know how to how to abbreviate correctly.
Determining Meaning Using Context Clues 1 Students will have better reading comprehension skills after completing this exercise that shows them how to pick out contextual clues.
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 1 A big part of learning is learning how to consult reference materials, which this exercise demystifies.
Sorting Metaphors Muggo needs to sort out each metaphor in his head as an emotion, action, or appearance. Sorting these metaphors will help kids understand the meaning of new expressions and vocabulary by painting a picture of a specific word or thought.
Metaphors 1 Students will understand how to identify and use metaphors after they work through this exercise.
Sorting Similes Muggo needs help sorting similes as emotions, actions, or appearances. Kids will sort sentences that use words "as" and "like" in a sentence to compare unlike things. This exposure will help kids gain an understanding of common figures of speech through fun gameplay.
Similes 1 Once students get underway with this Education.com exercise, learning about similes is easy as pie.

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