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This is NOT a unit for teaching figurative language. Instead, it suggests activities to review each concept: hyperbole, personification, simile, metaphor, idiom, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. I created this in conjunction with my fifth grade team to review figurative language during our library lessons.
With that being said, you don't have to be a librarian to use this! In this review unit, it uses more hands-on activities and approaches to teaching/reviewing figurative language than what the regular classroom time usually allows!
Included in the zip file are actual lesson plans I used (structured with "I can" statements, before/during/after, and vocabulary). I also included a reference sheet for any additional sources I used: my fifth graders wiki site on figurative language, Kahoot! pre and post quizzes for the unit, videos with "pop culture" to show modern usage and everyday usage of figurative language, my Pinterest page, and more!
It contains the following activities to be used after each lesson:
*creating a tweet using hyperbole
*simile "popsicle" using paint cards and a craft stick
*"roll a metaphor" game
*"guess this idiom" picture and idiom creations
*personification poetry with paint names
Also included are extra activities that are original creations of mine - including a paper post-test to judge what your students have learned.