Common Core State Standards demand that students identify figurative language techniques. This means that your standardized test is likely to question figurative language knowledge. Students can prepare for this through repeated exposure to figurative language. You can do this by studying figurative language poems, activities, or the worksheets on this page.
These worksheets will give students rapid fire practice with figurative language techniques. Not only must students identify the techniques, they must explain their answers. This approach forces students to consider their answers. It also helps teachers identify misunderstandings.
sophia/ September 11, 2015
Thank you this is great
Amanda Wilcox/ March 25, 2015
Thanks so much for all the great resources. Where did the figurative language power point go? I used it yesterday but now cannot find. Thank you again.
Mr. Morton/ March 27, 2015
Figurative language activities are on this page: http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/figurative-language-activities/
valki/ February 10, 2015
Thanks so much for your invaluable contribution!!
Tiger/ December 4, 2014
This website is amazing.
izzy/ November 21, 2014
great worksheets but i say they are not the grade level i need them to be.
humera khan/ October 15, 2014
Can i have a worksheet on alliteration and onoaemaetopia please
Mr. Morton/ March 27, 2017
Kristie West/ September 11, 2014
I love the site and awesome worksheets! I just have 1 problem 🙁 Having a hard time figuring out what grade level are on some of the worksheet. I could be totally over seeing it. Can you please help me ?
Mr. Morton/ September 11, 2014
They currently do not have any readability scores. I will try to add some soon. Best wishes!
Shereaka Jones-Wilson/ March 11, 2014
Your site and resources are amazing. Thank you so much for allowing us novice ELA teachers to utilize them!
Mr. Morton/ April 21, 2014
You are most welcome.
Your future is bright.
Hammoudi/ February 24, 2014
Thanks teacher and Congratulations!!!!! you are now teaching thousands of students around the world!!!
Chel/ February 16, 2014
Your work is truly great and helpful. Please keep it up.
mrs. poirier/ February 13, 2014
This is the best website for a middle school English teacher. Thank you once again.
Karen/ January 29, 2014
Thank you for connecting these elements to REAL poetry instead of silly, low-level rhymes. Trying to find these resources requires time- thank you for providing them on your site!
JoEtta Maxwell/ January 6, 2014
This website is awesome . Thank you for sharing.
Fredi Taylor/ December 13, 2013
I love this website. I’m using all of your resources for my class. It absolutely has made a positive difference in their ability to understand, recognize and use/apply the skills here.
ganzgpp1/ November 22, 2013
This website is awesome! I like the super grammar ninja game.
Mr. Morton/ December 18, 2013
Thank you. I’d like to make it an app one of these days…
jaheim/ November 7, 2013
I love it
The Purple Lady/ September 6, 2013
I cannot even BEGIN to express my gratitude for the exceptional work you have chosen to share with us! You have saved me a fortune in time!
zach/ April 19, 2013
this is a wonderful site! 🙂
Jennifer/ April 5, 2013
Thank you for sharing these worksheets. I so appreciate your hard work.
Marcella Hodges/ March 28, 2013
Awesome lessons. Thank you so much for sharing
tipria/ March 27, 2013
i love this website it is the best
Cynthia Aguilar/ March 26, 2013
This is amazing!!! This is awesome work for the high school students I have to tutor 🙂 thanks!
Erica/ March 19, 2013
Thanks for saving my skin! This site is great!
Mr. Morton/ March 21, 2013
Excellent metaphor. Thank you for visiting.
Angie/ March 15, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your work with other teachers. You are a gem.
Mr. Morton/ March 21, 2013
Thank you for the thoughtful metaphor. Best wishes!
Shouvik/ March 3, 2013
Awesome collection of worksheets! its really helpful for young students!
K Connor/ February 12, 2013
Thank you for your worksheets. They are well thought out and require students to use critical thinking skills!
Yzabella Fernandez/ February 5, 2013
What a lifesaver! Thank you so much for sharing this. Wonderful! My life has been made easier and my students life, enriched!
Karina/ January 2, 2013
thanks sooo much for this! it helped me a lot 🙂
Jessica/ December 13, 2012
The site says there are answers for the LOF Fig Lang worksheet, but they are not there. It is simply just another view in a browser. Where can I check my answers?
jette tuca/ November 22, 2012
Fantastic site! Thank you! It is very helpful and my students love it!
Mr. Morton/ December 2, 2012
I’m pleased to hear it. Best wishes!
elynn/ November 21, 2012
Your worksheets are wonderful!
junior/ October 10, 2012
thank you so much
junior/ October 10, 2012
thank you so much because long time have difficilte to firgurative languade so now im really good that so thank you again god bless u
Sue/ October 1, 2012
Thanks for sharing…the worksheets are great!!!
Mary Spearman/ September 30, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing! May God bless you!
j.s./ September 18, 2012
Thank you so much! Do you have an answer key for O. Henry?
christina tomlinson/ August 24, 2012
i absolutely love your website. it is so informative. you have wonderful ideas and you can adjust them to any level that you are teaching…kudos to you!
Mr. Morton/ August 30, 2012
Jim Andrews/ June 19, 2012
I love your worksheets, but some are a little risque there for 5th graders.
Mr. Morton/ August 10, 2012
Quite possibly. Thanks for reminding everyone to preview the materials before they use them in their own classrooms.
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Mr. Morton/ June 19, 2012
Whoops. Google selects the advertisements, not me. I’m not trying to support the enemy. Same team, same team…
Josie/ May 28, 2012
Thank you very much for the worksheets, they’re very helpful and I’m using them to revise for my English Poetry topic test coming up, thank you for sharing! 🙂
dharini/ May 14, 2012
thanks a lot this was very useful to me
HSD333/ May 8, 2012
This is wonderful! Thanks so much! What a live saver! A little hyperbole for you –
Danielle/ May 7, 2012
This is great! I have spent so much time creating worksheets for figurative language! Currently I am looking for figurative language in fables/folktales. Any suggestions?
Jenny/ May 7, 2012
Your website is incredible! Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work. As a fellow English teacher, I appreciate it greatly.
m.l. beam/ May 5, 2012
Answers? I can figure them out myself. These worksheets are some of the best I have ever seen! THANKS for the sheets and the idea.
A. Akins/ May 2, 2012
This has been an invaluable tool for me as I introduce and extend the learning of literary devices, author’s purpose, point-of-view, etc. to my 9th grade students with exceptional learning needs. I’m able to chunk practice opportunites in a way I would not have the time to prepare for on my own.
Mr. Morton/ May 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Gins/ April 30, 2012
This is a free resource Sue! You should probably create your own so you won’t have to explain anything to 5th graders! Thank you Mr. Morton for all your hard work!
Sherrey B./ April 30, 2012
these are absolutely wonderful! I’ve had so much trouble finding appropriate figurative language worksheets, so thank you for sharing these!
susan/ April 20, 2012
thank you so much.