Lesson Plan

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.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify nine of the main types of figurative language tools.


(5 minutes)
  • Use sticky notes to poll the class using the following prompt: Name at least five types of figurative language.
  • Have students volunteer to share their thoughts.
  • Create a class list for students to observe and add to.
  • Tell students that figurative language consists of words and phrases used by a writer to convey non-literal (not real) meaning of words; it makes writing come alive.
  • Explain to students that in this lesson, they will create a flippable graphic organizer to learn an easy acronym that will help them learn, understand, and identify some of the main types of figurative language.