Tag: figurative language

Understatement Definition and Examples

This figurative language lesson on irony includes a free organizer and digital resource. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will love these fun activities. This lesson covers the definition with examples appropriate for upper elementary students.

An understatement is a figure of speech when a speaker makes the situation seem less important or severe than what it is. The remark makes something seem smaller. An understatement adds humor to serious situations. When verbal, the speaker delivers the statement without expression for effect.

Think of an understatement as the opposite of hyperbole. Continue Reading

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Sarcasm Definition and Examples

This figurative language lesson on irony includes a free organizer and digital resource. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will love these fun activities. This lesson covers the definition with examples appropriate for upper elementary students.

Sarcasm is a difference or contrast between expectations and realities in a circumstance.  Irony is often only recognized well after an original statement or occurrence since it often takes current events to realize the previous remark was completely wrong.

Sarcasm is a remark that people use to say the opposite of what’s true with a purpose to amuse or hurt someone by making them feel foolish. Continue Reading

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Pun Definition and Examples

This figurative language lesson on puns includes a free organizer and digital resource. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will love these fun activities. This lesson covers the definition with examples appropriate for upper elementary students.

A pun is a joke misusing  the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings. Continue Reading

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Peter Pan ~ Similes, Metaphors, and Personification

Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Peter Pan Similes, Metaphors, and Personification

Peter Pan Similes, Metaphors, and Personification Graphic Organizers

In the first part of this figurative language lesson, students create a foldable graphic organizer. On the organizer, students write the definitions for metaphor, simile, personification, and hyperbole. Students then write an example sentence for each type of figurative language. Finally, students illustrate their examples. Each corner of the organizer folds to the center to form a diamond shape that will fit into an interactive notebook. Continue Reading

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Winter Figurative Language

Free Winter Figurative Language

For my January “Free Product of the Month,” I created Winter Figurative Language, four printable activities that focus on winter figurative language. Just click on the image below to download the file.

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