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Figurative Language Poster Pack

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8 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 2 - 7

A poster pack containing 8 different types of figurative language.

This pack contains the following figures of speech:

  • Personification
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Idiom
  • Hyperbole
  • Oxymoron

Updated 16 January 2015 – added school fonts.

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Resource Pack This resource is part of the Comprehension Strategy Teaching Resource Pack - Interpreting Figurative Language. Download this resource and 20 other resources in the complete pack. View the pack...

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  • Ryan Cox

    When I open this only one page is available?

    Comment by Ryan Cox on September 8, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    • Hi Ryan, can you please try refreshing the page and downloading it again? The issue should now be fixed. Kind regards, Scott

      Comment by Teach Starter on September 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  • Ryan Cox

    Thank you very much! 🙂



    Comment by Ryan Cox on September 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

  • Michelle Powell

    I love this complete set of figurative language posters. Most important for me is the clarity of the images and examples. Some posters can be too ‘busy’ and the message is lost within the design. Thank you, for yet another educationally enhancing product.

    Comment by Michelle Powell on September 15, 2014 at 1:26 am

    • Thanks Michelle!

      Comment by Teach Starter on September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

  • Helen Salthouse

    Great resource, colourful and easy to understand. Thanks!

    Comment by Helen Salthouse on September 15, 2014 at 6:27 am

  • Jeanette Kelm

    Well set out and great pictures used to demonstrate the point.

    Comment by Jeanette Kelm on October 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  • Emma Lenehan

    Love them
    thank you

    Comment by Emma Lenehan on November 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

  • Helen Salthouse

    Hi, this is a great resource, thank you! I would like to see more black children in the images – there is only one on the individual posters and it is the same image as exists in another resource I have just downloaded. I realise that you can’t just change everything, but this is a real issue for me. Thank you!

    Comment by Helen Salthouse on December 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    • Hi Helen, thank you for your suggestion. We are working to increase the diversity of children featured in our resources. I will make a note of your comment and let you know when we update this resources.

      Kind regards,

      Comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on December 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • Hi Helen, please feel free to download the updated version now.

      Kind regards,

      Comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on January 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  • spcthegap

    I would like this resource in QLD font please.

    Comment by spcthegap on December 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    • Hi Nicole, thank you for your comment. We have now added Queensland font to this resource.

      Kind regards,

      Comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on January 16, 2015 at 3:08 pm

  • Donna M Ferguson

    These look great! Simple and to the point. I’ll be using them in my year 8 classroom to reinforce skills my students need reminding of.


    Comment by Donna M Ferguson on February 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

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