This is a complete unit for teaching the figurative language Common Core standards for "similes and metaphors" in the 4th and 5th grades.
With this resource you will find an introduction lesson with guided activities for both topics, writing projects,individual worksheet activities, example list and twelve differentiated creative colorful project task cards to integrate similes and metaphors with writing. The activities are fun and will keep the students motivated while learning these important figurative language genres.
The standards taught in this lesson are: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5a Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Who is it for?
4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
Gifted & talented students
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