Fig. Language, Theme, & Commas
RL.5.2 – Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text
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
L.5.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions not standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (includes a-e.)
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence
Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
- How can I determine the theme of a story when using details from the text?
- How can I use clues to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes?
- How can I effectively and correctly use commas within my writings?
Why Do Authors Use Figurative Language?
1. Description (to provide vivid detail)
2. Characterization (to describe a character)
3. Emphasis (to make a point)
4. Sound (to appeal to the sense of hearing)
Figurative Langauge is a PIECE OF CAKE!
Activity 1: Figurative Language in Movies Video, Games & Task Cards
*Click on each card and guess which type of figurative language is being described. Then, flip the card over and see if you got it right. Keep track of how many you get correct and come see Mrs. Bush for a special treat!
Activity 2: Quizlet Practice
Click on the Quizlet button and show what you know about figurative language. Practice using all of the fun features on the website including: flash cards, gravity, and more!