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Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Worksheet
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Help students hone reading comprehension skills and techniques with this classic Robert Frost poem.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes: Easy as Pie
Similes: Easy as Pie
Worksheet
Similes: Easy as Pie
If someone loses their glasses, are they as blind as a bee or a bat? This fill-in-the-blank worksheet introduces your child to popular similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Rikki-tikki-tavi
Reading Comprehension: Rikki-tikki-tavi
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Rikki-tikki-tavi
Meet the curious mongoose Rikki-tikki-tavi in this sixth-grade reading comprehension worksheet adapted from the classic Rudyard Kipling tale.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Hyperbole in Poetry
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Read this silly, rhyming poem and find examples of hyperbole!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simile vs. Metaphor
Simile vs. Metaphor
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
Worksheet
Idioms: A Figure of Speech
What does "when pigs fly" mean if pigs can't really fly? Kids use context clues to learn the meanings of common idioms on this third grade reading worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky
Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky
Worksheet
Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky
Introduce students to the classic poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll with this seventh-grade reading comprehension worksheet!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explaining Literal and Nonliteral Language
Explaining Literal and Nonliteral Language
Worksheet
Explaining Literal and Nonliteral Language
Use this worksheet to teach your students how to explain the meaning of literal and nonliteral language. Don’t forget the context clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
Exercise
Onomatopoeia
Students will have a blast playing with this exercise that shows how spelling onomatopoeias comes from real-life sounds.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
As quiet as a mouse or as quiet as a cucumber? Kids will learn the definition of a simile, then use pictures as clues to complete the similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Learners discover the magic of figurative language in this reading and writing exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Worksheet
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Use this worksheet to teach your students to write compound sentences with the support of sentence frames as they differentiate between literal and nonliteral meanings of idioms. Don’t forget the context clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #1
Puns with Homophones #1
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #1
Your students will have fun identifying the homophones in these hilarious puns!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Worksheet
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Use this worksheet to review figurative language! Students will write what they think each idiom on this worksheet means.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors in Poetry
Metaphors in Poetry
Worksheet
Metaphors in Poetry
In this worksheet, students will read Carl Sandburg's poem "Fog," then analyze the poem for figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Practice Onomatopoeia!
Practice Onomatopoeia!
Worksheet
Practice Onomatopoeia!
Students will learn to identify onomatopoeia using a word bank and context clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Puns with Idioms
Puns with Idioms
Worksheet
Puns with Idioms
Challenge your students to use what they know about idioms to find the double meaning in these silly puns. They will ‘get a kick’ out of it!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All Kinds of Sounds
All Kinds of Sounds
Worksheet
All Kinds of Sounds
Having fun with words and sounds! Extend your students’ experience with onomatopoeia by giving them words to sort and asking them to identify how an author could use specific words in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Marvelous Metaphors
Marvelous Metaphors
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Lesson Plan
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Use this lesson to help your ELs explore adjectives and how we can use them to describe things. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Similes that Describe ME!* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Hyperboles in History
Hyperboles in History
Worksheet
Hyperboles in History
Students will learn about the history of hyperbole in literature and politics.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pun Visuals
Pun Visuals
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan