Teaching Resource

Figurative Language Flip Book

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: 5 - 6

A flip book template for students to identify examples of figurative language.

Things are just more fun when they flip, right?! This flip book is a great way for students to review figurative language!

Figurative Language Literacy Group Activity

Use this flip book as an activity during literacy groups.

  • Print a front cover page and examples page for each student.
  • Have students cut along the dotted lines of the cover page and glue the cover to the examples page.
  • Provide students with example texts to read. Our What’s Buzzing Magazines are a great source!
  • Have students find each type of figurative language and write examples.

Since not all texts have every type of figurative language, you can create a challenge for your students! If they can’t identify the type of figurative language in the texts provided, have them write their own as a suggested addition.

Types of Figurative Language

The figurative language that students will need to find include:

  • a simile
  • a metaphor
  • onomatopoeia
  • alliteration
  • hyperbole
  • personification.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1611

    Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can ...

  • ACELT1615

    Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...

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