This 50 page Figurative Language Unit has everything you need to teach seven types of figurative language including idioms, metaphors, similes, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia and personification.This unit is full of a variety of resources that are really fun for your students and help them understand so many phrases we use in the English language. I love teaching these concepts to my kids!
Set of 32 Task Cards (record sheet and key)
16 Worksheets that target each of the figurative language types
Flip Booklet Labels (see Teacher notes for directions
Teacher Notes Pages
I like to teach this unit over several weeks, teaching each figure of speech for a day or two, and creating a fun Figures of Speech Booklet (see teacher notes for directions). Once we have completed all of our lessons, I always enjoy it when students start to recognize how these figures of speech are everywhere.
The worksheets really focus in on each figurative language type and give your students the practice they need. The reviews and test are great to use as the unit comes to a close.
The task cards included are so versatile. You can use them for one on one work, at a literacy center, as a whole class, or in a rotational activity, my favorite. Simple place them around the room and give the kids a partner (or not) and a record sheet and let them move around the room while learning. Great way to break up the day with a different type of activity.
I hope you enjoy this unit as much as I do!
If you'd like to focus on idioms especially, Please take a peek at this deeply discounted 3 set bundle of task cards. With 96 task cards, your students will have lots of opportunities to learn a wide variety of idioms.
Figurative Language Task Card Bundle: Idioms
If you're looking for more Common Core materials, please check these out:
Main Ideas, Supporting Details and Summary
Cause and Effect from Informational Text: 4th and 5th Grade Common Core
Text Evidence Using Informational Text: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
Characters, Settings, and Events: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
Themes in Literature: Common Core for 4th and 5th Grade
Opinion Piece - Persuasive Writing: Common Core
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose: Common Core
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