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All About Alliteration
All About Alliteration
Lesson Plan
All About Alliteration
Consonants rule when it comes to alliteration. In this lesson, students will complete a variety of worksheets to enhance their understanding of beginning sounds and alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute teacher has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute will appreciate the support in helping your students learn. In your absence the substitute can use these practical lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Wacky Alliteration
Wacky Alliteration
Worksheet
Wacky Alliteration
Use these wacky sentences to help your students recognize alliteration as they read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Figurative Language
Glossary: Figurative Language
Worksheet
Glossary: Figurative Language
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Figurative Language.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #2
Puns with Homophones #2
Worksheet
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
What's so Punny?
What's so Punny?
Worksheet
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Idioms
Working with Idioms
Lesson Plan
Working with Idioms
Figurative language can be difficult, especially for ELs. With the help of context clues and exposure to common idioms, it can be a piece of cake! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Take a Walk with Idioms* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Create a Pun
Create a Pun
Worksheet
Create a Pun
Help your students use homonyms to write their own puns as they practice using figurative language with this fun activity!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Own Idiom
My Own Idiom
Worksheet
My Own Idiom
Many idioms are a dime a dozen. Give kids a chance to flex their figurative language skills and creativity by having them write and illustrate their very own idioms. Students will find that time really does fly when they're having fun!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Puzzling Puns
More Puzzling Puns
Worksheet
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!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Lesson Plan
Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Use a short story that can be told entirely in idioms and students will get the picture! Students match story strip text to idioms in this interactive exercise that includes a matching worksheet assessment.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Creative Alliteration
Creative Alliteration
Worksheet
Creative Alliteration
Students will use their imaginations to write sentences using alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hard-Working Hyperbole
Hard-Working Hyperbole
Worksheet
Hard-Working Hyperbole
With this worksheet, your students practice and identifying and writing hyperboles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Look for the Sounds
Look for the Sounds
Worksheet
Look for the Sounds
Give your students practice with onomatopoeia identification and various contexts of the associated sounds. This worksheet will help your fourth and fifth graders recognize onomatopoeia words and how they enhance the meaning of the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Ideal for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet includes figurative language examples and definitions on the first page, and a second full page of questions and tasks that can be used to check for understanding.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Puns with Homographs
Puns with Homographs
Worksheet
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
Let's Have Pun!
Let's Have Pun!
Worksheet
Let's Have Pun!
Students will look at hilarious puns and how they use homonyms and homophones.
4th 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
Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Worksheet
Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Making Sense of Metaphors.
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
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
Worksheet
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
This graphic organizer helps your students examine descriptive adjectives and nouns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finish the Alliteration
Finish the Alliteration
Worksheet
Finish the Alliteration
Help your students practice identifying and writing alliterative sentences
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Idioms
Vocabulary Cards: Idioms
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Idioms
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Idioms.
2nd 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

Figurative Language Resources

Figurative language is the more colorful partner of literal language. It uses words or expressions that may not be the actual, or literal, meaning, but conveys a more in-depth or heightened understanding of what the writer is trying to say. Figurative language can be found in different types of writing such as prose and nonfiction, but it is most common in poetry. Figurative language comes naturally to very young children, though they may not necessarily know the formal types. With our resources, help them hone their understanding and mastery of figurative language.

Figurative Language 101

Where literal language is “just the facts,” figurative language is just the facts plus some extra. It adds vibrancy to language in a number of ways by not necessarily sticking to precise definitions. Here are the most common types of figurative language that young students will enjoy learning:

Simile
A simile compares two different things in an interesting way. It uses the words “like” or “as” to achieve more depth in the language.
Examples: My bedroom is as clean as a whistle. She entered the room like an angry storm.

Metaphor
A metaphor is like a simile in that it compares two things, but metaphors do not use the “like” or “as.” It simply states that one thing is something else.
Examples: My sister is an angel. My love for my children is a vast ocean.

Personification
Personification is a kind of metaphor in which human qualities are assigned to things that aren’t human or even alive, like nature or emotions.
Example: The stars winked at us from the sky.

Hyperbole
Hyperbole is a fun one to learn because it lets you exaggerate language for emphasis or effect.
Example: I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!

Symbolism
Symbolism is using symbols to give significance to objects, events, or relationships. Symbolism can also take the form of a metaphor.
Example: Life is a roller-coaster, so hang on for the ride.

Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is a word conveyed as a sound effect. It’s one of the most fun uses of figurative language for young readers, as it makes words come alive on the page.
Example: The water splish-splashed down the slide.

There are many more types of figurative language that add vibrancy to language. Students will enjoy learning all about them and become more imaginative writers in the process.