Writing: Alliteration, Idioms, and Hyperbole
Learn how to use different types of figurative language to improve your descriptive writing. Includes definitions and many classroom activity ideas for each topic. There are links to eThemes Resources on personification, and similes and metaphors.
In Step With Idioms
Read this story that has many idioms relating to feet, then take the quiz to see if you know what they mean.
Quia: Face Idioms Game
Four activities to choose from: matching, concentration, word search, or flashcards. Requires Java.
ESL Idiom Page
Idioms are listed alphabetically. Includes meanings and examples. NOTE: There is a link to a chat room.
This page has a brief explanation of onomatopoeia. Click on the three links at the bottom to practice your skills on identifying metaphors, similies, etc.
Alliteration Lesson Plan and Resources
This lesson plan includes a list of tongue twisters that use alliteration.
This lesson focuses on idioms and includes a list of idioms with room for students to write the meanings. The students are also encouraged to illustrate the idioms.
"I Am Going on a Trip" Game
Read through the simple directions on how to play a fun classroom game that uses alliteration.
This page offers some ideas for classroom activities focusing on onomatopoeia.
This page has a definition of hyperbole as well as an activity.
Quia: Figures of Speech
Play this online hangman game that has students identify what type of figure of speech is being used.
In this activity, students write their own hyperboles and then illustrate their favorite one.
In this activity, students illustrate and write a comic strip using onomatopoeia.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Similes and Metaphors
These sites explain how to use similes and metaphors to improve your writing. There are many examples plus interactive quizzes and classroom activity ideas.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Personification
These sites explain how to use personification to improve your writing. Includes definitions, numerous examples, and exercises that can be printed.
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