This figurative language pack includes a types of figurative language handout that defines different figures of speech like similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, and hyperbole and gives an example of each. On the first worksheet students have to identify ten sentences that use metaphors or similes, and underline what is being compared. Students then have to tell whether each of the following ten sentences is an example of hyperbole or personification. Then there are then nine additional practice worksheets with practice with similes, idioms, metaphors, personification and hyperbole. There is also practice with figurative examples from literature. Students have to identify and give their reason for how they know. These are good practice sheets when introducing figurative language. You can have students work in small groups or with partners to try to figure out the figurative language. No prep. Print and go. Keys included. Can be used to supplement a poetry unit, writing unit, or literature unit.
Supports these Common Core Standards, which also need to be reinforced in higher grades as well:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5a Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5b Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
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