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Encourage Figurative Language in Creative Writing

Many times it is a challenge to find interesting and fun resources related to figurative language to teach students at the elementary level. Teachers should not be disheartened because here are at least eight (8) resources that will certainly stimulate the students’ appetite for using figurative language in creative writing.
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Encourage Figurative Language in Creative Writing
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    As educators, we cannot forget the wonderful opportunity of expressing our innermost thoughts in writing. We can encourage this in the classroom by teaching our students how to write poems. This booklet gives an in-depth guide for teachers in teaching figurative language. Also, in this booklet there is a picture of the first African-American to publish poetry - Phillis Wheatley. The teachers will appreciate the layout and samples of different poems that can be used for their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    In addition to music, movies also use figurative language. This video presentation highlights different examples of figurative language. Teachers may present different movies in class so that students can identify different figurative language. Both students and teachers will appreciate this video presentation.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This video presentation shows different popular songs that use figurative language. Basically, it summarizes and gives examples of different figurative language. Both the students and teacher will enjoy the different ways in which figurative language make songs very catchy and entertaining.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Children will enjoy these interesting and fun activities. Some of these activities include PowerPoint slide shows, games, quizzes and tests. There are links to each of these activities. Teachers may incorporate these in their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers will welcome the opportunity of using or tweaking these lesson plans for their figurative language lessons. It is noteworthy that for each type of figurative language, there is a lesson plan for the students. Worksheets are also provided for these lessons.
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    How to Teach Figurative Language

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Learning figurative language can be challenging for children; however, teachers can make it less challenging by starting with simple figurative language, such as similes and metaphors. This article includes printables that can be downloaded free. Teachers may use these as worksheets in class or they can be displayed on a wall or a bulletin board. Teachers may use poetry reading as another strategy in helping children to identify figurative language.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This site provides a list of different types of figurative language and a clear explanation along with at least one (1) example of each type. Some of the examples may be related to Biblical and story quotes. Teachers will appreciate the simplicity of this site.
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    What's the Purpose of Figurative Language?

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Figurative language plays an integral part in creative writing. It strengthens the point and makes it more effective. This article explains the purpose of figurative language in creative writing and it gives a simple explanation of some figurative language. Teachers will see the importance of teaching figurative language in their lessons.
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