4th Grade Figurative Language Resources

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Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this independent study packet for fourth graders features five more days of targeted practice with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Metaphors
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Metaphors
Game
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Metaphors
Kids categorize metaphors by type in this sorting game.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Similes
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Similes
Game
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Similes
Kids categorize similes by emotions, actions, and appearances.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
It's Raining Idioms!
It's Raining Idioms!
Lesson Plan
It's Raining Idioms!
Idioms will be a piece of cake when students finish this fun lesson! Students practice illustrating and explaining common idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Idioms 1
Idioms 1
Exercise
Idioms 1
Introduce students to the world of idioms with this exercise that shares some of the most common expressions in the English language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
Lesson Plan
Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Meaning 2
Word Meaning 2
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 2
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary Boosters
Vocabulary Boosters
Workbook
Vocabulary Boosters
Squeeze in some extra practice in word analysis, spelling, and punctuation with these engaging grammar worksheets.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Lesson Plan
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, metaphors, and idioms are some of the most widely used literary devices in both speaking and writing. Students will review each of these and practice creating some of their own.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Metaphors 2
Metaphors 2
Exercise
Metaphors 2
Teach students how to use short stories to illustrate a point with this engaging exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Lesson Plan
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Your little poets will love how their creative writing abilities will grow with this lesson about similes and metaphors. Students engage in fun activities to learn about similes and metaphors and write comparisons as directed.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Similes 2
Similes 2
Exercise
Similes 2
Your students will be all smiles when learning how to compare objects with this similes exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Lesson Plan
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
This lesson will give students an opportunity to have fun while learning about and using similes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Eggcellent Easter Idioms
Eggcellent Easter Idioms
Lesson Plan
Eggcellent Easter Idioms
Take a short journey down this Easter Idiom-themed rabbit hole! Your students will use context clues to identify the meaning of the Easter idioms. They will then create their own sentence using an Easter idiom.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Figurative Language Practice
Figurative Language Practice
Worksheet
Figurative Language Practice
Help demystify figurative language for your third grader with this worksheet that challenges him to explain what the figurative descriptions in bold mean.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Lesson Plan
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Lesson Plan
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idioms can be a pain in the neck to understand! Help your students become acquainted with many of the English language's funny and confusing idioms in this lesson that has them using their creativity to act out or illustrate idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Figurative Language: Alliteration in Poetry
Figurative Language: Alliteration in Poetry
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Alliteration in Poetry
Alliteration is a type of figurative language that is often used in poetry. Use this classic poem with your students to practice identifying alliteration in context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors and Similes
Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Metaphors and Similes
Children are introduced to Tennyson the Turtle, a reptile who likes to use metaphors and similes, in this appealing worksheet!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Introduce your students to vocabulary words that will strengthen their descriptive writing!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examples of Hyperbole
Examples of Hyperbole
Worksheet
Examples of Hyperbole
Suffering from boring story syndrome? Never fear, Captain Hyperbole is here! Turn a bland statement into something incredible with the power of exaggeration.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Having Fun with Hyperbole
Having Fun with Hyperbole
Worksheet
Having Fun with Hyperbole
Your kids will have fun learning about hyperbole and writing some of their own exaggerations along the way!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Idioms
Valentine's Day Idioms
Lesson Plan
Valentine's Day Idioms
To make a long story short, idioms are a fun addition to the English language! Use this lesson with your students to determine the meaning of common idioms— specifically those associated with Valentine's Day.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

4th Grade Figurative Language Resources

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.