Figurative Language Activities & Assessment: Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, & more

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Help your students distinguish the LITERAL and NONLITERAL meanings of words and phrases with these kid-friendly and interactive FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE POST-IT NOTES! This resource is perfect for an engaging informal assessment or even for creating a beautiful figurative language word wall in your classroom that students can reference often.










* 7 header cards- one for each type of figurative language

* a definition Post-it for each of the 7 types of figurative language

* 6 different Post-its with sample phrases for each of the types of figurative language

* a Post-it template page with lines for you to print so that students can record additional fig. language phrases they come across while reading. This template can also be used to record additional phrases students come up with on their own.

* 2nd template (not for Post-its) where students can record an example of figurative language and where they found it (perfect for motivating students to read and share examples they find during independent reading)

* figurative language formal assessment

* answer keys


Once printed this resource is great for:

*informal assessment

*formal assessment

*visual reminder around the room

* intervention with struggling students

*guided reading activity

*small groups/partner work

*test prep

*after-school programs & tutoring

…just to name a few ideas!

These Post-it Notes and Figurative Language Headers are ready-to-print and have been student tested + teacher-approved :)


"What a fun way to review figurative language. I love that it also contains an assessment. Thank you!!" --Joana R.

"I'm always looking for new and engaging ways to teach my students. They love to use post-its so this help keep them excited while learning. " -- Linda M.

"I was able to turn this into a fun trivia game for my students. They loved this!" -- Imelda R.

"This was so much fun for my students and they learned a lot about figurative language! Copying directly onto post-it notes was genius!" -- Denise P.

"Excellent and spot on with our standards! I'm using this in my guided reading groups this week!" -- Meagan F.

"I love the extra practice this will provide my students with during our figurative language unit and throughout the year. Thanks!" -- Cathy P.

"Very useful product. Gave students a variety of examples for the types of figurative language." -- Wendy W.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


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