Personification Activities Middle School

Rated 4.5 out of 5, based on 2 reviews
2 Ratings
Mrs Nelson Teaches
Grade Levels
6th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF
10+ PDF Pages; 30+ Slides
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Mrs Nelson Teaches
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete on any device.  Easel by TPT is free to use! Learn more.
Also included in
  1. Why do we often submit our students to long, dull, (dare I say, torturous) poetry units that they hate? Why not make poetry as fun and exciting as it has the potential to be?This unit does just that! Inside this .pdf file, you will find 10 elements of poetry lesson plans and activities plus a pre an
    Price $27.00Original Price $41.49Save $14.49


Searching for an engaging personification activity that your middle school students will enjoy? Enhance your poetry unit with these NO-PREP, Print-and-Go figurative language resources that will help your students become masters of Personification in Poetry!

Using an engaging Slides Presentation, students will learn to identify, analyze and write with personification. Ample examples of figurative language are provided in this lesson plan for teaching and modeling and guided practice opportunities are built into the lesson.

Three independent practice assignments are included:

1) Practicing with Personification;

2) Analyzing Figurative Language in Gary Soto's "Ode to Mi Gato"; and

3) Writing with Figurative Language.

Answer Keys and Rubrics are provided! Minimal Prep Teacher Prep!

This lesson can be used in a traditional classroom setting OR digitally with Easel activities!

What's Included:

  • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Lesson outline with step-by-step teacher instructions.
  • Link to Engaging Google Slides Presentation that will guide you and your students through the lesson and the activities.
  • Student assignment practicing identifying and analyzing personification; independent Practice distinguishing between personification, similes and metaphors.
  • Answer Key for "Personification" assignment.
  • Independent Practice reading "Ode to Mi Gato."
  • Answer Key for "Ode to Mi Gato" assignment.
  • Creative Writing Assignment
  • Grading Rubric for Creative Writing Assignment.

Lesson Outline:

  • Personification Introduction and Examples
  • Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice Identifying Personification
  • Independent Practice Identifying and Analyzing Personification
  • Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice: Personifying Objects
  • Independent Practice: Personifying Objects
  • Discussion on How Personification Affects Poetry
  • Viewing Personification in Poems
  • Teacher Modeling and Guided Practice distinguishing between Similes/Metaphors/Personification.
  • Independent Practice
  • "Ode" introduction.
  • Independent Practice: "Ode to Mi Gato" - Similes, Metaphors and Personification.
  • Introduce Creative Writing Assignment
  • Teacher Model/Example
  • Independent Practice Creative Writing Assignment

This Lesson is also Included In:

Full FUN Poetry Bundle!

You Might Also Like:

Freak the Mighty Skills-based Novel Unit

Greek Mythology Unit

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Complete Novel Unit

Free Stuff!

Did you know that TpT gives you credits towards future purchases when you leave feedback? Your feedback is so important to me as I try to provide the best products possible! Please go to your "My Purchases" page (you may need to log in). Next to each purchase, you'll see a "Provide Feedback" button. Simply click on the button and it will take you to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment. Thank you so much for providing valuable feedback!

Let's Be Friends!

Click on the "Follow Me" button on my store page to see all my latest products and updates!

Total Pages
10+ PDF Pages; 30+ Slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up