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Determine the appropriate meaning of figurative words and phrases (e.g., idioms, metaphors, similes) in passages. 0601.8.18
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one-page handout giving examples of each poetic device [This
expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback
Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky
or Simile? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase,
simile or neither.
- Bud, Not
Buddy - quizzes on similes and metaphors Matching
you know your metaphors? - drag words to make a metaphor
you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh
the page to get a new set.)
Language Activity - Review of terms and quiz with answer key.
Language - Examples, passage and question worksheet [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification,
connotation and imagery
Language Worksheets - Can be used with any text; find figurative language
in the books they are already reading.
- Idiom Connection
- Many,many idioms with online self checking quizzes.
- Eye On Idioms - Online activity; good for whole class directed lesson.
Figures of Speech - Use this worksheet to record examples of metaphors
and similes from a reading selection. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect
and allusions - Matching
Lists - a selection of metaphors by category, complete with sample usage
- Metaphor Battleship
Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format
Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia
Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia
Quiz - to print
by Idioms - Select the last category "You see an example. Click on the
writing practice web [This expired page is from the Internet
Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
lesson - with a printable quiz .
and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile
or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank].
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