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Identifying Descriptive and Figurative Language Worksheets

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PDF | 1 page | Years: 5 - 6

A set of 3 worksheets to help your students identify descriptive and figurative language in narrative texts.

Students read the three narrative texts provided and identify the descriptive and figurative language features. These include:

  • using a range of verb types, written in past tense
  • using adjectives and adverbs to describe nouns and verbs
  • using imagery (simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia)
  • using emotive words and phrases
  • using direct speech
  • using connecting words and phrases to link events together.

The texts included are:

  • The Thunderstorm
  • The Forest Path
  • The Park.

Answers for teachers are also provided.

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  • Lisa Johnson
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    I would love to see a Google Slides version of this, just to cut down on paper usage. I know a few of your activities have Slides options now, and I think they are really great to add to Google Classroom.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your comment! We appreciate any feedback that helps make our resources even better! So we can keep all of our suggestions together, please submit a change suggestion to this resource using the ‘Suggest a Change’ tab above the comments section. Thanks again!

  • Casey
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    I really really like these activities but I think they would be enhanced if each colour had a specific meaning eg: green was only used for verbs, red is only used for noun related concepts, etc This way the students will retain an understanding from one sheet to the next.

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      That's a really good idea, Casey. Thank you for the suggestion!

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