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Figurative Language Unit

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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22 pages
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Students will love learning about and using figurative language in this comprehensive, common core aligned unit. There are 22 instructional pages which provide assignments that address various learning styles. For your convenience I have also included an answer key as well as a list of books to use while teaching figurative language.

This product contains/covers :

  • Table of Contents
  • Alliteration
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Hyperbole
  • Idiom
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Seven different writing opportunities
  • Seven different illustrating opportunities
  • 2 Comic strip templates for creating comics filled with figurative language
  • Figurative Language Book List
  • 2 Bonus pages to go with the book The Day You Begin

Take a look at the previews to get a better idea of the unit. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can contact me directly here.

Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
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.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.


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