This PowerPoint is a great introduction to figurative language, focusing specifically on similes and metaphors.
-an introduction to what figurative language is
-what similes and metaphors are
-link to videos that show similes and metaphors in popular songs and movies
-explanations for why authors use figurative language in their writing
-and several examples with practice opportunity for students
This lesson aligns with Florida 5th grade standards:
LAFS.5.RL.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
LAFS.5.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.