Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
“Paul Revere’s Ride” has many examples of figurative language, including personification, simile, and metaphor. In this activity, students can display their understanding of figurative language by identifying the examples and creating a literal or figurative portrayal of the language.
Examples of Figurative Language in "Paul Revere's Ride"
|Personification||Giving human-like characteristics to non-human objects or abstract ideas||The watchful night-wind, as it went;
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
|Simile||A comparison using 'like' or 'as'||A phantom ship, with each mast and spar;
Across the moon like a prison bar
|Metaphor||An implied comparison between two things||And the spark struck out, by that steed, in his flight;
Kindled the land into flame with its heat
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Copy Assignment", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)
Create a storyboard that shows three examples of figurative language in “Paul Revere’s Ride”.
- Click "Use this Template" from the assignment.
- Identify use of figurative language in the text.
- Put the type of figurative language (such as simile or metaphor) in the title box.
- Give an example from the text in the description box.
- Illustrate the example using using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
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