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Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

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Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology





  • Books that contain examples of the three target literary devices

  • Chart paper or word processor with projection device

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  • Students will need a working knowledge of figurative language, especially similes, metaphors, and personification. You can refer to the handout on figurative language for definitions. The students will be using their knowledge of literary devices to host an "awards ceremony" for the best use of figurative language.

  • Before this lesson, you may want to use these related ReadWriteThink lessons on figurative language:
  • Before the lesson, review these vocabulary terms:
  • figurative language

  • simile

  • metaphor

  • personification

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