An editable PowerPoint to use when teaching figurative language.
Use this presentation to teach your students how the author’s use of figurative language achieves a specific purpose.
The presentation describes each type of figurative language and gives an example for the students to study. The PowerPoint offers built-in check-for-understanding slides, making it easy to see which students need extra support while keeping your students engaged throughout the presentation. It also ends with a link to a figurative language activity, allowing your students to put their learning into action!
The types of figurative language taught in this PowerPoint include:
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the Google slides or PowerPoint version.
This resource was created by Meagan Lee, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
This presentation includes a link for a Figurative Language Worksheet and a set of Figurative Language Activity Cards to use throughout the lesson. Click on the links below to download.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
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