Common Core State Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A

Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

20 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
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    Idioms Go Fish Card Game

    Understand the meaning of common idioms with a classroom game of Idioms-Go Fish!

    Teach Starter Publishing 12 pages Grades: 3 - 5
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    Idioms Bingo Game

    Build vocabulary and have fun with a classroom game of Idiom Bingo.

    Teach Starter Publishing 25 pages Grades: 3 - 5
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    Metaphor Poster

    Help students identify metaphors with this classroom poster.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 4 - 6
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    Metaphor Worksheet

    Practice identifying and using metaphors with this set of 10 sentences that analyze symbolism in figurative language.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 4 - 6
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    Figurative Language Telephone Game

    Play this figurative language game with a group to practice recognizing and inventing metaphors, similes, and personification.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 4 - 6
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    I Have a Dream - Speech Analysis Activity

    Review MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech text and explore the metaphors he used to convey his message through the accompanying questions.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 4 - 6
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    Figurative Language Activity Cards

    In this figurative language matching game, students will pair 24 phrase cards with their corresponding literary device.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Grades: 3 - 6
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    Figurative Language Task Cards

    A set of 12 task cards to practice working with figurative language.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Grades: 3 - 5
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    Figurative Language PowerPoint

    An editable PowerPoint to use when teaching figurative language.

    Teach Starter Publishing 25 pages Grades: 3 - 6
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    Figurative Language Worksheet

    A worksheet that can be used in multiple ways when teaching figurative language.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 3 - 6
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    Figurative Language Sorting Activity

    A set of 28 figurative language example cards to use in a sorting or scoot activity.

    Teach Starter Publishing 14 pages Grades: 3 - 6
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    Elements of Poetry - Figurative Language

    An activity to help students understand figurative language in poetry.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Grades: 4 - 6
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    Simile Poems Poster

    A poster providing a definition and example of a simile poem.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 1 - 5
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    All About Me! - Simile Poem Template

    A template for students to use when learning how to write a simile poem.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 5
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    Poetic Devices PowerPoint

    A 23-slide editable PowerPoint template to use when introducing students to poetic devices.

    Teach Starter Publishing 23 pages Grades: 4 - 5
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    Literary Devices Posters

    A set of 13 literary devices posters with examples of different methods.

    Teach Starter Publishing 14 pages Grades: 4 - 7
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    Figurative Language Poster Pack

    A poster pack containing 8 different types of figurative language.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Grades: 2 - 6
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    Similes Poster

    A poster providing a definition and examples of similies.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 4 - 6
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    Grammar Grab Sorting Activity

    Sort each grammar concept using the definitions and examples.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Grades: 3 - 7
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    Grammar Word Search with Solution

    A word search to help your students learn a variety of grammatical terms.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Grades: 5 - 7