A Flocabulary Song & Lesson Plan
Our new, free figurative language song covers 11 common types of figurative language, from metaphor and simile to juxtaposition and onomatopoeia. This lesson plan uses the song as a jumping off point to become skilled in figurative language.
Figurative Language Lesson Plan
Materials: Speakers to play figurative language song, lyrics (printed or projected), Flocabulary figurative language worksheets
1. Listen to Flocabulary’s figurative language song, “Wordplay,” with your class. Tell students that the song defines 11 types of figurative language, as well as giving examples of each. We recommend that you focus on no more than five terms per lesson, to give students time to review each term in depth.
2. After the song has played, review the terms you’ll be focusing on in the lesson by clicking on the lyrics. Ask students to record the term definitions in their Figurative Language Notes chart. Ask students to identify the usage of the figurative language in the lyrics and record that in the chart, too.
3. Ask students to write their own examples of figurative language, and place them in the final column. If you’d like, students could incorporate the figurative language into a rap of their own. See our Writing Academic Rhymes lesson plans to get your students writing.
4. Test students’ knowledge of the figurative language terms from the song with the Figurative Language Matching worksheet You can use this as a class-wide review or a quiz.
5. Encourage students to bring in examples of figurative language that they encounter in their daily lives, hear in songs, see in the newspaper or used in conversation. Record them on a board for all to see.
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