5th Grade Figurative Language Resources

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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for fifth graders covers the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This fifth grade independent study packet provides students with Week 6 of remote learning opportunities.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Metaphor Sorting in Muggo's Brain
Metaphor Sorting in Muggo's Brain
Game
Metaphor Sorting in Muggo's Brain
Kids help Muggo sort metaphors into emotions, actions, and appearances.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain
Game
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain
Help kids learn about similes with this sorting game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Scrambled Similes
Scrambled Similes
Worksheet
Scrambled Similes
This worksheet will help your child understand what similes are, and she'll even get to use her imagination to write some of her own!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes and Metaphors: Can You Tell the Difference?
Similes and Metaphors: Can You Tell the Difference?
Worksheet
Similes and Metaphors: Can You Tell the Difference?
Can you tell the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Help your star writer sort out her figurative language with a fun activity.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figurative Language
Figurative Language
Guided Lesson
Figurative Language
As students begin to read more sophisticated texts, understanding how authors use figurative language becomes critical. In this unit, students will revisit some of the figurative language they learned in fourth grade and also study some new ones too, including onomatopoeia, hyperbole, puns and oxymorons. Analyzing how figurative language is used in texts will help readers apply what they have learned.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Hyperbole Story
Hyperbole Story
Worksheet
Hyperbole Story
Most great stories are exaggerated to make them seem even more exciting or crazy. Help your child understand hyperbole with this fill-in-the-blank activity.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Hyperbole in Poetry
Worksheet
Hyperbole in Poetry
Read this silly, rhyming poem and find examples of hyperbole!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Figure It Out!
Figurative Language: Figure It Out!
Worksheet
Figurative Language: Figure It Out!
Assess your students’ knowledge of the eight most common types of figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alliteration
Alliteration
Exercise
Alliteration
Every educator eschews un-exciting educational exercises; employ this Education.com exercise for an entertaining and eventful lesson on alliteration!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Hyperbole
Hyperbole
Exercise
Hyperbole
Students will finally have a name to describe the “dog ate my homework” storytelling that runs rampant throughout childhood with this hyperbole exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Builder: Descriptive Words
Introduce your students to vocabulary words that will strengthen their descriptive writing!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simile vs. Metaphor
Simile vs. Metaphor
Lesson Plan
Simile vs. Metaphor
Do your students struggle with similes and metaphors? Do they have trouble identifying the two different types of analogies? This lesson will help simplify the two and put an end to the confusion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Metaphors
Metaphors
Worksheet
Metaphors
How is a grapefruit like a moon? They are both round! Students will identify which items are being compared in a metaphor, then describe one way they are alike.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is Personification?
What is Personification?
Worksheet
What is Personification?
Help your writing sing with personification! Practice identifying the different examples of personification in these poems by Emily Dickinson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figurative Language
Figurative Language
Workbook
Figurative Language
Descriptive language and metaphoric phrases take the spotlight in this workbook. Kids use new vocabulary and common phrases to tackle writing skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Examples of Hyperbole
Examples of Hyperbole
Worksheet
Examples of Hyperbole
Suffering from boring story syndrome? Never fear, Captain Hyperbole is here! Turn a bland statement into something incredible with the power of exaggeration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easy Easter Idioms
Easy Easter Idioms
Worksheet
Easy Easter Idioms
Put all your Easter eggs in this worksheet! Help your students use the context of a sentence to discover the meaning of these Easter idioms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Lesson Plan
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, metaphors, and idioms are some of the most widely used literary devices in both speaking and writing. Students will review each of these and practice creating some of their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Worksheet
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Use this worksheet to review figurative language! Students will write what they think each idiom on this worksheet means.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetry: Figurative Language
Poetry: Figurative Language
Lesson Plan
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Everybunny’s Easter Puns
Everybunny’s Easter Puns
Lesson Plan
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pun
Pun
Exercise
Pun
There’s nothing greater than a student who can appreciate a pun activity when they play one.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
What's a Metaphor?
What's a Metaphor?
Lesson Plan
What's a Metaphor?
In this lesson, students complete worksheets and engage in peer discussions to learn more about metaphors. Young writers will love making their own creative metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

5th Grade Figurative Language Resources

Using figurative language is a way to paint a picture with words. Fifth grade students learn about different types of symbolic language such as vivid metaphors, expressive similes, lyrical alliteration, and others to enhance their creative writing and speaking abilities. There are many means of practicing this skill with the large mix of assignments, online games, and more found here.

Fifth Grade Figurative Speech Resources to Make Learning a Piece of Cake

Figurative speech adds charm and humor to otherwise dry language. In fifth grade, students learn about similes, metaphors, puns, oxymorons and personification. The Learning Library supplies entertaining fifth grade figurative speech resources that are better than sliced bread.

There are many amusing printable worksheets that explore different figures of speech. The highly-rated Idioms: Tell Us What You Think! assignment introduces students to common sayings like "barking up the wrong tree" and "beat around the bush" and instructs kids to interpret what they think the metaphors mean. Similes have the specific rule of needing the words "like" or "as" within the phrase. The Scrambled Similes printout has fifth graders choose from a list of simile options that would make the most sense in a certain scenario.

The most wonderful lesson plan in the entire universe, Hy-per-bowl-e, teaches kids when to use this over-the-top phrasing and how to spot when other people use hyperbole. The Personification Practice lesson plan, which can also be used as EL support, teaches kids how language can sing with this poetic figure of speech. There are many other inventive fifth grade figurative language resources in the library that instill this creative and colorful skill.