Figurative Language Writing Prompts - Using Similes, Metaphors, & More!

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  1. Get access to over 200 Narrative Writing Prompts that will accelerate your middle school students' writing abilities! These ready-to-use daily quick writes focus on various narrative techniques, including dialogue, imagery, perspective, characterization, and more. Check out the PREVIEW to see every
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Wouldn’t you LOVE to see your students use figurative language in their narrative writing? With these writing prompts, I promise you will! With just 5-10 minutes per day, your students will try using similes, metaphors, personification, and more in a narrative quick write. These writing prompts are quick and easy to share and include sentence starters, mentor texts, and visual writing prompts!

Check out the PREVIEW to see what's included, and download a FREE sample here.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Your digital link will come will 30 figurative language writing prompts. Students will be prompted to write with:

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • & Oxymorons

Prep is quick and easy... Just display the writing prompt on your projector or SmartBoard and have students write in their notebooks, or assign the writing prompt on a digital learning platform and have students type on the provided slides.

A quick tip for teachers...

  • Read the prompt, and set the timer for 5-10 minutes. 
  • Encourage students to keep their pencils moving the entire time.
  • Don't be afraid to write alongside them!
  • At the end of the quick write session, invite students to discuss or share their thinking.

In my classroom, we start our daily writing lesson with a quick write prompt! We use a wide variety of prompts throughout the year to spiral review our writing techniques.

»If you'd like to know more about using quick writes in the classroom,read my blog post here.</a>


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Establishing Setting

Writing with Imagery

Perspective & Point of View in Writing

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Natayle Brown


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.


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