This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading literature standards, pertaining to figurative language. This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during a Fiction Unit on Figurative Language or after the unit for reinforcement.
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This resource contains 4 stories written on a 4th/5th grade reading level that contain many examples of figurative language. The students will read one story a week to last 4 weeks. One story will be used for an entire week with a different assignment a day to be completed using that story. The students will have to revisit the passage each day to complete the daily assignment. This will support a deeper understanding of the text and provide the student with practice with close reading of a text.
I have included three options for the daily assignments (on pages 5, 6, 7) for you to choose from to use based on your students' needs. The option on page 7 is more heavily focused on analyzing the figurative language used in the story. I have also included a blank directions page if you want to write in your own directions for the daily assignments (page 8).
Print the directions you want to use and the passage and questions for the week. Give the students the handout (page 8) to record their homework on or a blank piece of notebook paper. A journal or notebook could also be used.
On each option, Monday through Wednesday are general open ended responses to the text and Thursday is a table that the students have to complete about some of the examples of figurative language in the passages.
An answer key with suggested answers is provided for the Thursday page.
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Reviews and supports these common core standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.