Remind your students about the most common types of figurative language with this set of classroom anchor charts.
Simple Figurative Language Anchor Charts
Do you need a set of educational anchor charts for students to use as reference points in your classroom when exploring the wonderful world of figurative language?
These printable anchor charts explain some of the more common forms of figurative language in student-friendly terms and provide a variety of examples for each type. The figurative language examples explored in this anchor chart set are:
- Similes: Uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
- Metaphors: A figure of speech comparing two unrelated things by saying one thing actually IS the other.
- Idioms: A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to its literal meaning.
- Personification: The act of giving human qualities and attributes to nonhuman things.
- Onomatopoeia: A word that mimics the sound of the object or action it refers to.
- Alliteration: The repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words or stressed syllables.
- Hyperbole: The use of exaggeration to make something seem better or worse than it is.
- Oxymoron: A combination of two contradictory terms.
How to Make the Most of This Figurative Language Classroom Display
These anchor charts have been created to support literacy instruction in your classroom. You may wish to use them in the following ways:
- Print the posters on tabloid paper and display them in your classroom as a reminder of the various types of figurative language.
- As you teach figurative language, provide students with a smaller version of the posters to paste into their workbooks.
- Use the resource as a word wall display by adding examples of each type of figurative language around the posters.
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