Using Miley Cyrus' famous song, "Party in the U.S.A.", I created a figurative language song that covers similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeias, personifcation, idioms, and hyperboles, making it a "Party in the Whole 5th Grade"! The kids will be highly motivated to learn all about the different types of figurative language. (When I used it, I bought the karaoke version of "Party in the U.S.A" on iTunes so we could get the whole experience!)
Then, to check their understanding, there is an activity/assessment included. Using the graphic organizer, they will identify the figurative language phrases that make up the song and then create their own!