L.5.5 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5

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"Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Poetry: Figurative Language
Poetry: Figurative Language
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Poetry: Figurative Language
This literary lesson has students delving into Emily Dickinson's "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold" to find different types of figurative language. Writers will love sharpening reading comprehension skills with this poetry analysis activity.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Diagramming Sentences
Diagramming Sentences
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Diagramming Sentences
Sentences can be surprisingly complex. Enhance your students' reading and writing skills with this comprehensive lesson on diagramming sentences and identifying parts of speech.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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That Old Cliché
That Old Cliché
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That Old Cliché
Once in a blue moon, you will have students who completely understand clichés but they can be few and far between. In this lesson, your students will explore how clichés are popular, but overused.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Homograph Books
Homograph Books
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Homograph Books
Students will make a book of homographs using pictures as definitions in order to have a visual connection of the multiple meanings one word can have.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Deeper Meanings
Deeper Meanings
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Deeper Meanings
Do your students understand the deeper meaning or humour behind a play on words? In this lesson, students will learn how to interpret the meaning of oxymorons and puns, identify key words, and explain the meanings!
Year 5
Reading & Writing
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Explanations for Expressions
Explanations for Expressions
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Explanations for Expressions
Do your students need instruction in how to find and determine the meaning of figurative language? In this lesson, students will explore the exaggerations found in hyperbole and elements of idioms.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
Everybunny’s Easter Puns
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
The energizer bunny went to jail. He was charged with battery. Get it? Your students will understand after this lesson! Use this lesson to give your students tools to understand and create Easter puns.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Pun Visuals
Pun Visuals
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Pun Visuals
Strengthen your students' understanding of figurative language by helping them interpret visual puns! Students will use a webpage to help them understand puns in their future reading and writing endeavors.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
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Spark Post Pun
Spark Post Pun
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Spark Post Pun
Here's a pun-filled lesson for your students! Ask students to apply their knowledge of puns and Adobe Spark in this maker-centered lesson. This lesson can follow the Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities and the Pun Visuals lessons.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
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Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Maths Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
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Maths Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Use this lesson to increase your students’ understanding of maths vocabulary by completing a Frayer Model. This model focuses on finding antonyms, synonyms, and meanings for the key vocabulary term.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
In this engaging vocabulary lesson plan, students will learn to use a thesaurus to generate interesting synonyms and antonyms for several target words. Then, they will get up and *mingle* with their classmates with a synonym matching game!
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Card Swap
Idiom Card Swap
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Idiom Card Swap
Idioms are not always a piece of cake! Use this fun activity to teach your students the difference between the literal and figurative meanings of common idioms.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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High-Five Homophones
High-Five Homophones
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High-Five Homophones
In this homophone lesson, your students will have fun getting out of their seats to play a "mingle" game before they practise using homophones in sentences.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Puns with Homophones and Homographs
Puns with Homophones and Homographs
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Puns with Homophones and Homographs
In this lesson, your students will get a laugh as they study the homophones and homographs in funny puns!
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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How Many Homographs?
How Many Homographs?
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How Many Homographs?
In this homograph lesson, your students will play a fun game of "homograph memory" in which they will have to identify multiple meanings of several common homographs.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Fifth Grade
Sub Plans for year six
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Sub Plans for year six
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this year six, week-long sub packet! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons about real-life heroes that will educate and inspire your students!
Year 6
Maths
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