3rd Grade Figurative Language Resources

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Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
This third grade independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Sorting Similes
Sorting Similes
Game
Sorting Similes
Sort similes as emotions, actions, or appearances.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sorting Metaphors
Sorting Metaphors
Game
Sorting Metaphors
Help Muggo sort metaphors in this categorization game.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Word Meaning 1
Word Meaning 1
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 1
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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.
3rd 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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors 1
Metaphors 1
Exercise
Metaphors 1
Students will understand how to identify and use metaphors after they work through this exercise.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Onomatopoeia: Bing, Bam, Boom!
Onomatopoeia: Bing, Bam, Boom!
Lesson Plan
Onomatopoeia: Bing, Bam, Boom!
Bing! Bam! Boom! In this bombastic lesson, students will learn about onomatopoeia and create word art to describe the sounds these words make.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes 1
Similes 1
Exercise
Similes 1
Once students get underway with this Education.com exercise, learning about similes is easy as pie.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Take a Walk with Idioms
Take a Walk with Idioms
Lesson Plan
Take a Walk with Idioms
Get your students moving! In this lesson, your students will walk around the classroom as they practice using and interpreting idioms.
3rd 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
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
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
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
Figurative Language: Idioms
Figurative Language: Idioms
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Idioms
Use this resource with your students to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of idioms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Alliteration Sentences
Figurative Language: Alliteration Sentences
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Alliteration Sentences
Successful students set sail with alliteration! Use this resource with your students to practice writing sentences using alliteration.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Identifying Alliteration
Figurative Language: Identifying Alliteration
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Identifying Alliteration
Alliteration is a fun way to play with language! Use this resource with your students to practice identifying examples of alliteration
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Idioms
Working with Idioms
Lesson Plan
Working with Idioms
Figurative language can be difficult, especially for ELs. With the help of context clues and exposure to common idioms, it can be a piece of cake! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Take a Walk with Idioms* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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

3rd Grade Figurative Language Resources

Keep your students busy as bees with these resources that introduce them to figurative language and allow them to create their own. Metaphors, similes, and idioms are no match for your students when they have completed these activities and worksheets that give them a complete understanding of figurative language at a third grade level. Challenge students with our fifth grade figurative language resources.

Resources on Third Grade Figurative Language

Figures of speech can add a lot of personality to language. In third grade, students start exploring different figures of speech such as similes, metaphors, common idioms and more. The dozens of tools that educators can access from Education.com's Learning Library are educator-created, educational and engaging.

Alliteration gives rhythm to language and writing. The worksheet Figurative Language: Identifying Alliteration uses bouncy phrases like "Annie's apples rolled away in August" and instructs students to circle the similar sounds within the sentence. Literal and Non-literal Language is a worksheet that helps students understand turns of phrases. And Idioms: Picture This! similarly introduces children to commonly used English expressions such as ""see eye to eye.""

There are a few online sorting games that are a close look at similes and metaphors. Lesson plans Take a Walk With Idioms and Capturing the Clues guides students to recognize idioms and discover what they mean by using context clues.

In addition, there are several hands-on activities, printable workbooks and other third grade figurative language sources that make learning a piece of cake.