Students at the RBE Library have been learning about and playing with figurative language!
You might be asking yourself what is figurative language and why is it important for kids to understand?
Figurative language can make you look at the world differently because it heightens your senses and understanding. We read and hear figurative language every day. It’s important that students learn to recognize it and then analyze it so they understand what people mean when they use it or read it.
Figurative language often compares two things in such a way that you find the comparison interesting or even a bit surprising.
Our students got to move around 5 different stations to learn about and play with simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia. At each station they watched a video about each type of figurative language and then looked at figurative language in context in books. Then , they used some pictures at each station to try and create their own examples of figurative language.
Fourth Grade Figurative Language Stations
Fifth Grade Figurative Language Stations