This unit is a relevant and thorough look at the seven most common types of figurative language: SIMILE, METAPHOR, PERSONIFICATION, ALLITERATION, ONOMATOPOEIA, HYPERBOLE, and IDIOM. Each page includes the following:
PAGE 1 is a graphic organizer that uses emojis to define and give an example of each type of figurative language.
PAGE 2 is a flow chart that will help students analyze, evaluate, and identify each type of figurative language.
PAGE 3 shows students how to use ACADEMIC LANGUAGE when explaining figurative language. I've found these sentence stems to be extremely helpful when helping student decipher between each figure of speech.
PAGE 4 is left intentionally blank, in order to make printing front-to-back easier.
PAGES 5-8 are practice handouts and answer keys to those handouts. The handouts require students to analyze each type of figurative language by using real-world examples of each.
PAGES 9-11 contain an activity in which students listen to/read the lyrics of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." They are then required to identify figures of speech within the song and explain their answers. I've found this to work very well as a partner-activity. PAGE 11 is an answer key for the activity.
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