5th Grade Figurative Language Resources

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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
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
Puns with Homophones #1
Puns with Homophones #1
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #1
Your students will have fun identifying the homophones in these hilarious puns!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Oxymoron
Oxymoron
Exercise
Oxymoron
Help students learn how to categorize objects with this exercise that educates them about oxymorons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
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
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
Metaphors in Poetry
Metaphors in Poetry
Worksheet
Metaphors in Poetry
In this worksheet, students will read Carl Sandburg's poem "Fog," then analyze the poem for figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Onomatopoeia!
Practice Onomatopoeia!
Worksheet
Practice Onomatopoeia!
Students will learn to identify onomatopoeia using a word bank and context clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
Exercise
Onomatopoeia
Students will have a blast playing with this exercise that shows how spelling onomatopoeias comes from real-life sounds.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Puns with Idioms
Puns with Idioms
Worksheet
Puns with Idioms
Challenge your students to use what they know about idioms to find the double meaning in these silly puns. They will ‘get a kick’ out of it!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors with Linking Verbs
Writing Metaphors with Linking Verbs
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors with Linking Verbs
In this exercise, students will use linking verbs to write metaphors with support.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Marvelous Metaphors
Marvelous Metaphors
Lesson Plan
Marvelous Metaphors
Help your students become shining stars with this lesson about metaphors. Your class will hone art skills and practice comparison using figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Similes 3
Similes 3
Exercise
Similes 3
Students will be as confident in writing as a Pulitzer Prize winner after completing this final exercise in the similes series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
All Kinds of Sounds
All Kinds of Sounds
Worksheet
All Kinds of Sounds
Having fun with words and sounds! Extend your students’ experience with onomatopoeia by giving them words to sort and asking them to identify how an author could use specific words in their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Expressions Explained
Expressions Explained
Worksheet
Expressions Explained
Are you so hungry you could eat a horse? Your students will have fun identifying the examples of hyperbole and idioms in this worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Awesome Analogies
Awesome Analogies
Worksheet
Awesome Analogies
Introduce your students to analogies with this fun, fill-in-the-blank worksheet!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
All About Metaphors
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
This worksheet is a slam dunk for metaphors! Your young writer will learn what makes up a metaphor, and then practice making a few of their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors 3
Metaphors 3
Exercise
Metaphors 3
Students will be able to creatively apply metaphors to their discussions after they complete this exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Match the Meaning
Match the Meaning
Worksheet
Match the Meaning
If your students need support in matching obscure words with the deeper meaning, invite them to use the clues on this worksheet to match words and phrases with their corresponding meanings.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Alliteration
Creative Alliteration
Worksheet
Creative Alliteration
Students will use their imaginations to write sentences using alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sounds Like an Animal!
Sounds Like an Animal!
Worksheet
Sounds Like an Animal!
If your students need more practice with onomatopoeia, this worksheet will provide them with examples of common animal sounds and related contexts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examples of Similes
Examples of Similes
Worksheet
Examples of Similes
Are you as quick as lightning? Learn about similes with this fun activity. Pick a simile and draw a picture to represent it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fun with Puns
Fun with Puns
Worksheet
Fun with Puns
Help your students understand figurative language as they practice identifying homonyms!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Analyzing a Passage from The Wizard of Oz
Analyzing a Passage from The Wizard of Oz
Worksheet
Analyzing a Passage from The Wizard of Oz
Children read a passage from L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, then answer a series of questions in this reading comprehension worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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

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.