Figurative Language Worksheets and Posters | Figurative Language Activities

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Figurative language can be a difficult concept for intermediate-aged students. They tend to take things so literally! This extra-helpful, engaging unit makes figurative language super easy and enjoyable!

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This packet includes everything you need for a complete unit on Figurative Language:

Figurative Language Posters: Includes definitions of figurative language and each category (simile, metaphor, alliteration, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, idiom). You choose from either the beautiful, colored version or the ink-saving black & white version.

Figurative Language Labels: 7 visually-attractive 1/2 page labels of categories of figurative language for use in quick reference activities and for the simile/metaphor sort.

Figurative Language Foldable: No staples required! A fun way for students to identify types of figurative language and create examples of each.

All That Alliteration!: Students create an example of alliteration and then illustrate it.

Figuratively Speaking: A great way to assess student mastery of types of figurative language in worksheet format.

Zoom, Quack, Pow! Create a 3 frame comic strip using onomatopoeia words.

Simile and Metaphor Sort Students sort simile and metaphor cards into the correct categories.

Superhero Onomatopoeia This fun bonus sheet is an extra way to help students master this extra-long word.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


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