Figurative Language Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Assessments

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This resource includes a three part lesson, interactive power point and everything you need to introduce SIMILES, METAPHORS, and IDIOMS, facilitate practice, and assess. Created to align with key principals of Common Core, the lesson takes a student centered approach with the teacher acting mainly as facilitator.

All activities are designed to guide students to demonstrate mastery of the following 5th Grade Common Core Standards:
Reading Standards for Literature RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Language Standards L.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.

Speaking & Listening Standards SL.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

INCLUDED:
♥ Start to Finish 12 page THREE PART Lesson Plan with Step-by-Step guidelines for INTO, THROUGH, BEYOND

♥ THREE PART interactive power point. Part I – SIMILES - 19 slides.
After stating our objective the show presents students with an engaging example to hook them from the start! This intro is set up to guide students to come up with the definition of a simile followed by direct instruction to cement the concept. Students are then taught a strategy for interpreting the meaning of a simile. The power point moves students through the lesson, making your job easy—advance to the next slide or pause at various points to facilitate student responses, and enjoy as your students determine the meaning of various similes. The examples build from simple to more complex with fun sound effects and animation throughout.

♥THREE PART interactive power point. Part II – METAPHORS - 20 slides.
After our objective is restated students connect with prior knowledge by explaining what a simile is to each other. Students then collaborate to create their own examples of similes to share with the class. Following this important connection, metaphors are introduced. Students are given a strategy for interpreting the meaning of a metaphor. Again, sit back and enjoy as the power point presents examples for students to interpret. The interactive practice progresses in difficulty with each successive example.

♥THREE PART interactive power point. Part III – IDIOMS - 30 slides.
Once again, our objective is restated. Through a series of engaging examples students are taught the difference between figurative and literal meaning in text. A connection to prior learning is made with students collaborating to create a metaphor, as well as to determine and share the figurative and literal meaning of the metaphor they create. Ten additional examples of common idioms are then presented for students to interpret both literally and figuratively. For your convenience the power point closes with a Figurative Language Literally sample card that illustrates what students will be expected to create in one of the printable activities.

♥Printable Pages: 3 student handouts/posters correspond with slides in the power points. (The printed lesson plan gives specific guidelines for when to distribute these during the show.) Following the power points there are 5 pages of printable paper pencil practice, 2 activities that total 7 printable pages, and three assessments that are 2 pages each. (See Part I, Part II, and Part III Contents listed below.) The practice and assessments were created to increase in difficulty from simple and complex phrases to fictional passages that build in length from 1 - 3 paragraphs.
♥12 pages of detailed Answer Keys – In addition to the meanings of the similes, metaphors, and idioms, these underline the two things being compared, circle what they have in common, and in the case of metaphors, list whether the meaning is directly stated or determined through inference.
♥3 Assessments – Two pages each, one for each type of figurative language (simile, metaphor, idioms).

PART I CONTENTS – Printable Pages - SIMILES
♥Lesson Plan – Part I – SIMILES (4 pages)
♥Strategy for Interpreting the Meaning of a Simile (handout/poster)
♥Simile Practice A – Simple and Complex Phrases
♥Simile Practice A – Simple and Complex Phrases – KEY
♥Simile Practice B – Fictional Paragraph –
“My Dear Aunt Tillie”
♥Simile Practice B – Fictional Paragraph –
“My Dear Aunt Tillie” – KEY
♥Assessment – Simile – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “The Lake”
♥Assessment – Simile – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “The Lake” – KEY

PART II CONTENTS – Printable Pages - METAPHORS
♥Lesson Plan – Part II – METAPHORS (4 pages)
♥Strategy for Interpreting the Meaning of a Metaphor (handout/poster)
♥Metaphor Practice A – Simple and Complex Phrases
♥Metaphor Practice A – Simple and Complex Phrases - KEY
♥Metaphor Practice B – Fictional Paragraph –
“My Cousin Abe”
♥Metaphor Practice B – Fictional Paragraph –
“My Cousin Abe” – KEY
♥Assessment – Metaphor – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “School”
♥Assessment – Metaphor – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “School” – KEY

PART III CONTENTS – Printable Pages - IDIOMS
♥Lesson Plan – Part III – IDIOMS (4 pages)
♥Figurative or Literal (handout/poster)
♥Idiom Practice A – Common Phrases
♥Idiom Practice A – Common Phrases - KEY
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally (3 pages)
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally – Sample Card
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally – FOLLOW UP CHALLENGE
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally – FOLLOW UP CHALLENGE – KEY
♥Assessment – Idioms – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “The Job”
♥Assessment – Idioms - Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “The Job” - KEY

Embedded in the Lesson:
• The 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity
• Accommodations/Differentiation for varied abilities and learning styles
• Strategies for Simultaneous Overt & Covert Engagement
• Closing Reflections for students

Time of student engagement is approximately 10 - 45 minute periods, or more, depending how you choose to break it up.

♥ Use for on level 5th graders
♥ Differentiate for high level 4th graders
♥ Remediate for struggling 6th graders

This product is packaged in a zip file. The power point is in presentation mode to preserve the animations and sound effects.

The Three Lessons, Practice, and Assessments INCLUDED in this BUNDLE at a DISCOUNT can be purchased separately:
Part I - Similes Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
Part II - Metaphors Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
Part III - Idioms Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment



Check out my other Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment Resources:
Context Clues Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Assessments
Draw Inferences Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment

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Figurative Language Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Ass
Figurative Language Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Ass
Figurative Language Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Ass
Figurative Language Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Ass