User4 Lessons & Units

Figurative Language

Language enriched by word images and figures of speech.
Lesson 1
Identify and describe onomatopoeia in literature
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Lesson 1
Identify and describe hyperboles in literature
  • My Dad
Lesson 1
Identify and describe figurative language and its meaning
  • Once in a Blue Moon
Lesson 2
Identify examples of personification and the character being personified
  • The Runaway Tortilla
Lesson 3
Identify and describe the meaning of an idiom
  • More Parts

Unit Reading Passages

  • Dive into a Coral Reef
  • Mosquitoes Don't Bug These Monkeys
  • Spooky Spiders
  • Welcome Back!
  • Wonderful Trees
Lesson 1
Identify and describe similes
  • If You Hopped Like a Frog
  • The Surprise Party
Lesson 2
Identify and describe metaphors
  • If You Hopped Like a Frog
  • The Surprise Party II
Lesson 3
Identify and describe similes and metaphors in poetry
  • My Favorite Day
  • The Pilot

Unit Reading Passages

  • A New Home
  • Dinosaur Chomper
  • Fleeing Goma
  • Flu Frenzy
  • King of the Slowpokes
Lesson 1
Use idioms to explain a plot and predict what will happen next in a story
  • In a Pickle and Other Funny Idioms
  • The Great Escape
Lesson 2
Interpret the meaning of poems using similes and metaphors
  • Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
Lesson 3
Identify and describe puns
  • Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay

Unit Reading Passages

  • Big Burger Battle
  • Couch Potato Central
  • India's Growing Power
  • Monster of the North
  • Up to Speed

Figurative Language lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Leaf by Leaf:  Autumn Poems
Words with Wings:  A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Juicy Problem
  • A Real Life Bat Man
  • Bones On the Go!
  • Cloned Canine
  • To the Moon And Back

Figurative Language lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
Home of the Brave
Keeping the Night Watch and Chess Rumble

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Liger's Tale
  • Big Burger Battle
  • Fatty Foods
  • Practice Makes Pain
  • Return of the Cube