Mastering figurative speech is one of the things that really makes a writer’s work more descriptive and and polished. Here is a compilation of books and freebies that you can use to teach Similes, Metaphors and Idioms in your classroom.
A metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. A simile would say you are like something; a metaphor is more positive – it says you are something. Example: You are what you eat.
I love the way that the introduction for this book about metaphors was written: ‘Here’s a BRIGHT IDEA: read this book. It’s a PIECE OF CAKE. And trust us; no one will call you A TURKEY. For more metaphors, look inside.’
An idiom is a phrase in which the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words.
Example: It’s raining cats and dogs.
Here are free printables that you can use in your classroom for teaching literary devices:
You may also be interested in my Idiom Posters. filled with illustrated examples of idioms for everyday classroom use.
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Literary Devices bulletin board from Amazon: