5th Grade Figurative Language Resources

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5th grade
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Hyperbole
Hyperbole
Worksheet
Hyperbole
Your mind will burst with knowledge after completing this hyperbole activity! Turn normal skills and traits into lager-than-life abilities using exaggeration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play on Words
Play on Words
Worksheet
Play on Words
With this word play worksheet students will practice identifying words and phrases that have deeper meaning, such as oxymorons and puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Animal Metaphors
Animal Metaphors
Worksheet
Animal Metaphors
This worksheet is a beast! That's a metaphor, and your child will be writing their own metaphors in no time, then they can use them in a poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Metaphors
Reading & Understanding Metaphors
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Metaphors
Students will read metaphors and identify how the two things being compared are alike.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identical Idioms
Identical Idioms
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Identical Idioms
This resource makes matching idioms as easy as pie! ​Students will pair idioms based on their identical meaning.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Personification with Nouns and Verbs
Identifying Personification with Nouns and Verbs
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Identifying Personification with Nouns and Verbs
Students will learn to identify personification using nouns and verbs as signal words!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idioms 2
Idioms 2
Exercise
Idioms 2
Give a cultural lesson and expand your students’ vocabulary at the same time with this idioms exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
A Nation’s Strength
A Nation’s Strength
Worksheet
A Nation’s Strength
In this reading and writing worksheet about the poem “A Nation’s Strength” by William Ralph Emerson, students will use their understanding of figurative language to identify and define metaphors and difficult vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Similes
Reading & Understanding Similes
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Similes
EL students will read similes and identify how the two things being compared are alike.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Assonance and Consonance
Assonance and Consonance
Worksheet
Assonance and Consonance
Play around with word sounds in this figurative language worksheet! Learn to identify assonance and consonance, two common poetic devices.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hyperboles in History
Hyperboles in History
Worksheet
Hyperboles in History
Students will learn about the history of hyperbole in literature and politics.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Similes with Linking Words
Writing Similes with Linking Words
Worksheet
Writing Similes with Linking Words
Help your EL students use linking words to write similes!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Hyperbole in Poetry
More Hyperbole in Poetry
Worksheet
More Hyperbole in Poetry
When your students read this silly poem, they will find examples of hyperbole. Then, they will make a connection to another language concept: superlatives!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make an Animal Metaphor
Make an Animal Metaphor
Worksheet
Make an Animal Metaphor
Young writers will work with animal metaphors as they plan and craft a poem about someone they know.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pun with Homophones
Pun with Homophones
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Pun with Homophones
Help your budding wordsmiths develop their figurative language skills with this fun pun activity! This is a great worksheet for students to practice identifying and using homophones as they work to create their very own puns!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Wacky Alliteration
More Wacky Alliteration
Worksheet
More Wacky Alliteration
Students will love reading these wacky sentences to practice recognizing alliteration as they read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hip-Hop Hyperboles
Hip-Hop Hyperboles
Worksheet
Hip-Hop Hyperboles
Teach your students about hyperbole using music! First, let them practice interpreting hyperboles. Then, play a song (or provide lyrics) and invite them to listen for an example of hyperbole.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Retelling of Han Christian Andersen's The Snowdrop
A Retelling of Han Christian Andersen's The Snowdrop
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A Retelling of Han Christian Andersen's The Snowdrop
In this worksheet, children read Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Snowdrop, reimagined here as a drama.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Wild and Wonderful Alliteration
Wild and Wonderful Alliteration
Worksheet
Wild and Wonderful Alliteration
Use these wacky sentences to help your students recognize alliteration as they read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Let's Play with Alliteration
Let's Play with Alliteration
Worksheet
Let's Play with Alliteration
Students will laugh as they practice using alliteration in this fun writing worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Animal Sounds Around the World
Animal Sounds Around the World
Worksheet
Animal Sounds Around the World
Students will learn common animal sound words in different languages!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Visual Puns
Visual Puns
Worksheet
Visual Puns
Introduce your students to visual puns with these fun images! Then, challenge them to come up with their own visual puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Puns with Homographs
Puns with Homographs
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Puns with Homographs
Challenge your students to find the definitions of each homograph that give these puns their double meaning.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Fun with Puns
More Fun with Puns
Worksheet
More Fun with Puns
Students will get even better at creating punny sentences as they use homonyms!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punny Jokes
Punny Jokes
Worksheet
Punny Jokes
Give your students a case of the giggles with twelve funny pun cards that use similar sounding words and phrases to create double meaning.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.