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Figurative Language PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 25 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

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:

  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Idiom
  • Onomatopoeia.

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.

Image of Figurative Language Worksheet

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Figurative Language Worksheet

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

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Figurative Language Sorting Activity

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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 Publishing14 pagesGrades: 3 - 6

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