5th Grade Figurative Language Resources

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The Day I Saved the World!
The Day I Saved the World!
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The Day I Saved the World!
When your students read this exaggerated tale, they will find a ton of hyperboles!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Wacky Limericks
Wacky Limericks
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Wacky Limericks
As your students read these silly limericks, they’ll identify examples of hyperbole.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #2
Puns with Homophones #2
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Puns with Homophones #2
Puns offer kids the chance to have fun with figurative language! Your students will giggle as they find homophones in each of these silly puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hyperboles + Superlatives
Hyperboles + Superlatives
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Hyperboles + Superlatives
What could be more fun than using hyperbole? Adding superlatives! Your students will have fun identifying both of these figures of speech in this worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fun with Food Puns #1
Fun with Food Puns #1
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Fun with Food Puns #1
Engage your students with food puns to excite their appetites and brains!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Puzzling Puns
Puzzling Puns
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Puzzling Puns
In this fun worksheet, students will get to practice using both homophones and homonyms as they identify and write puns!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Onomatopoeia Visual Glossary Cards
Onomatopoeia Visual Glossary Cards
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Onomatopoeia Visual Glossary Cards
These 24 cards will introduce your students to common sound words!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Own Hyperboles
Write Your Own Hyperboles
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Write Your Own Hyperboles
Your students will love getting creative as they turn ordinary statements into hyperboles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Wacky Alliteration
Wacky Alliteration
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Wacky Alliteration
Use these wacky sentences to help your students recognize alliteration as they read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Similes with Linking Words
Glossary: Similes with Linking Words
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Glossary: Similes with Linking Words
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Similes with Linking Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Hunting for Hyperbole
Hunting for Hyperbole
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Hunting for Hyperbole
Help your students practice adding hyperbole into their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Glossary: An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
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Glossary: An Introduction to Onomatopoeia
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: An Introduction to Onomatopoeia.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
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Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Making Sense of Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Easy Easter Idioms
Easy Easter Idioms
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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
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T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
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T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
This graphic organizer helps your students examine descriptive adjectives and nouns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Seriously Funny Oxymorons
Seriously Funny Oxymorons
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Seriously Funny Oxymorons
Get ready for some serious fun! Your students will be amused as they learn to identify oxymorons in sentences. Then, they will write their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Obvious Oxymoron
Obvious Oxymoron
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Obvious Oxymoron
Use this awfully good worksheet about using an oxymoron to inspire creative writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Create a Pun
Create a Pun
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Create a Pun
Help your students use homonyms to write their own puns as they practice using figurative language with this fun activity!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Oh My Oxymoron
Oh My Oxymoron
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Oh My Oxymoron
Oxymorons are seriously fun business! Your fifth graders will have fun making oxymorons by matching contradictory words, as well as crafting unique sentences as they practice using these antithetical phrases in their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Have Pun!
Let's Have Pun!
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Let's Have Pun!
Students will look at hilarious puns and how they use homonyms and homophones.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's so Punny?
What's so Punny?
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What's so Punny?
This is a hilarious worksheet for students to dive into as they hone their figurative language skills! Young wordsmiths will practice identifying the differences between homonyms and homophones as they analyze puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Humongous Hyperboles
Humongous Hyperboles
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Humongous Hyperboles
Let’s exaggerate! Hyperboles are a fun way for students to spice up their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Similes with Linking Words
Vocabulary Cards: Similes with Linking Words
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Vocabulary Cards: Similes with Linking Words
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Similes with Linking Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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More Puzzling Puns
More Puzzling Puns
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More Puzzling Puns
Use this worksheet to provide students with even more practice using both homophones and homonyms as they identify and write their own puns!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
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Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Get plenty of practice with alliteration by identifying and creating alliterative sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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.