Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
Ideal for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet includes figurative language examples and definitions on the first page, and a second full page of questions and tasks that can be used to check for understanding.
Fourth graders' knowledge of English and grammar becomes increasingly well-rounded as they make their way through the language arts curriculum. This means utilizing figurative language such as simple similes, metaphors, and common idioms, and how to relate words to their opposites. Education.com's lesson plans, online games, and other resources on fourth grade figurative language show kids how fun playing with words can be.
Lively Fourth Grade Figurative Language Resources
"There are more fish in the sea," "He is as strong as an ox," and "Her diamond eyes sparkled in the sun" are examples of figurative language. Figurative language, such as similes, metaphors, alliteration, and common idioms, add drama to language that would otherwise be as flat as a pancake. In order to incorporate figurative language into their own speech and writing, fourth graders learn the meaning of similes and metaphors. They will also be able to recognize and explain common adages as well as compare words to their opposites.
There are many fourth grade figurative language resources in the Learning Library. It's Raining Idioms! is a popular lesson that helps students discover the literal and implied meaning of popular phrases like "piece of cake" and "under the weather." Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora teaches kids how words and their opposites can be used to create clever oxymorons like "jumbo shrimp. " Printable worksheets like Similes: Easy as Pie offer practice on "like" or "as" phrases. What is Personification? serves as an introduction to the language tool that applies human qualities to objects. Other figurative language resources, such as online games and printable workbooks, take fourth graders' speech and writing to imaginative heights.