Teaching about figurative language can be difficult and boring! Teachers… it doesn’t have to be this way! In the past few years I have grown to love teaching about figurative language and poetry. Now I find that my students LOVE learning about all of it too! Keep on reading to see how I make figurative language engaging, hands on and FUN!
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Using picture books are a great way to introduce various types of figurative language to your students. Here are some of the picture books that I absolutely love for this unit! All of the titles/authors are listed below with links to the books on Amazon for easy shopping!
Mud- Mary Lyn Ray (focus: onomatopeia, simile, personification)
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks- Hanoch Piven (focus: simile)
My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil- Hanoch Piven (focus: simile)
Under the Quilt of Night- Deborah Hopkinson (focus: metaphor)
Love That Dog- Sharon Creech (focus: all)
More Parts- Tedd Arnold (focus: idiom)
Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke- Pamela Duncan Edwards (focus: alliteration)
Some Smug Slug- Pamela Duncan Edwards (focus: alliteration)
Swamp Angel- Anne Isaacs (focus: hyperbole)