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.
Use this worksheet to teach your students to write compound sentences with the support of sentence frames as they differentiate between literal and nonliteral meanings of idioms. Don’t forget the context clues!
What in the world? Your students will have a blast unpacking the meaning of common idioms and creating original art as they learn the difference between literal and figurative interpretations of sayings.
Keep your students busy as bees with these resources that introduce them to figurative language and allow them to create their own. Metaphors, similes, and idioms are no match for your students when they have completed these activities and worksheets that give them a complete understanding of figurative language at a third grade level. Challenge students with our fifth grade figurative language resources.
Resources on Third Grade Figurative Language
Figures of speech can add a lot of personality to language. In third grade, students start exploring different figures of speech such as similes, metaphors, common idioms and more. The dozens of tools that educators can access from Education.com's Learning Library are educator-created, educational and engaging.
There are a few online sorting games that are a close look at similes and metaphors. Lesson plans Take a Walk With Idioms and Capturing the Clues guides students to recognize idioms and discover what they mean by using context clues.
In addition, there are several hands-on activities, printable workbooks and other third grade figurative language sources that make learning a piece of cake.