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Metaphor Figurative Language Lesson w/ PPT, Student Worksheet, & Lesson Plan

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Common Core Standards
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METAPHORS in Figurative Language are the focus of this lesson - identifying them and using metaphors in writing. Additionally, the lesson discusses why incorporating METAPHORS is a critical part of writing and how the use of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (specifically METAPHORS) addresses Voice in the 6 Traits of Writing. Finally, the lesson includes NUMEROUS examples of METAPHORS. These examples of metaphors are included on the student worksheet, so the students can not only interact with the SMARTBoard / White Board, but also can make the same corrections and identifications of METAPHORS on their worksheets.

Do your students have trouble incorporating Voice with Metaphors in their writing? Are the essays you have turned in lacking personality and punch? Are you looking for a thorough way to incorporate both standards based and 6 Traits writing in your classroom routine? Here is EVERYTHING you need to start helping your students identify and use METAPHORS today!




A great way to learn and teach METAPHORS!!!


SMARTBoard users will find interactive slides, while PowerPoint users can project the slides onto a regular white board and have the students use regular dry erase pens.


This lesson about how to use and identify METAPHORS has:

Metaphors Lesson Plan which includes:

• Common Core State Standards Indicated on Lesson Plan
• Instructional Focus
• Instructional Procedures for teaching Metaphors
• Objectives/Goals
• Direct Instruction
• Guided Practice
• Enrichment Activities for Metaphors
• Differentiation Activities for Metaphor Practice
• I Can Statement
• Essential Question
• ESE Strategies
• ELL Strategies

Metaphors Student Worksheet which includes:

• Explanations and examples of the different methods for incorporating METAPHORS
• Opportunities for students to practice guided note-taking
“NOW IT’S YOUR TURN” section for students to practice identifying Metaphors

Metaphors PowerPoint which includes:

• Introduction slides with explanations of METAPHORS
• Guided note-taking sections focusing on Metaphors
• Examples of METAPHORS used in sentences
• Interactive slides focusing on Metaphors for student participation on a SMARTBoard or whiteboard



Link-Middle School – Figurative Language - Introduction

Link-Middle School – Figurative Language – Hyperbole

Link-Middle School – Figurative Language – Idioms

Link- Middle School – Figurative Language - Irony

Link- Middle School – Figurative Language – Metaphor

Link- Middle School – Figurative Language – Personification

Link- Middle School – Figurative Language – Simile

Link- Middle School – Figurative Language – Strong Word Choice


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Link- Middle School – Figurative Language BUNDLE – 8 LESSONS!!!!

This bundle download has all 8 lessons, will save you over 20%, and will give you EVERYTHING you need to help your students understand and identify FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE and increase their VOICE in Writing! You won't have to develop a lesson plan, worksheet, or PowerPoint presentation for Figurative Language for the year!!!


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Teaching Duration
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