Flippin Friday (5) - Figurative Language Edition

Yes it was a long week, yes the weather where I live is soul crushing (maybe a hyperbole) so...

Frame from Lovin Lit, Fonts from KG Fonts

Here is a look back at our week with a flippin freebie too!

#1. It was literacy week at our school - so every student in the school wrote up a book recommendation. To get started we watched a Reading Rainbow video. I still love me some Reading Rainbow. They are a great model for quick student book recommendations and for making connections between fiction texts and the world.  Here are some pictures of our book recommendation bulletin board (with a few book jackets thrown in for colour)

#2. We have of course been reading like crazy this week - but we also focused on poetry - I took out my collection of poetry books and students have been busy putting post it notes in the books to mark poems they want their classmates to read or that they want to read to the class - most of these involve classroom or potty humour of course!

#3. We made interactive notes for our reading notebooks. Click here to pick up a copy of the interactive note pages for idiom, hyperbole, simile and metaphor. We wrote a definition (based on my posters (see #4 and #5) gave an example and explained what the example means.

#4. We used my poetry posters to make an interactive bulletin board. We took a page from this reading response pack. Students read poems and looked for examples of figurative language or poetic devices. They recorded the author's words and how it helped them. They cut out the pencil and thought bubble and added them underneath the correct poetic device.


#5. I do not if you can tell but I really love teaching figurative language and poetry. My students love the humour in poetry, they love finding examples of figurative language in their reading and some love how short poems are.

Here is a peak at my poetry poster pack:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Posters-for-Features-Poetic-Devices-and-Types-of-Poems-701453


Right now I am using the poetry posters that explain different poetic devices - with an emphasis on figurative language. There are also posters that describe the features of poems, that explain different types of poems, examples of poems and poetry writing frames.

Since I managed to find 5 things to talk about, on a Friday no less, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her 5 for Friday linky.


See you tomorrow!!


  1. I agree, teaching poetry and figurative language is really fun! I find that my kids end up LOVING poetry once they realize that there's nothing to be scared of. I''ll be checking out your bundle!! Have a great weekend.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  2. Love Reading Rainbow! (I am also an old school Schoolhouse Rock fan.) I love teaching students to love poetry...but since I teach second, I am scared of letting them write any! Rhyming words take precedence over meaning...drives me crazy! So we will stick with acrostic poems for now.

  3. Hey! I love that reading response page you used! :-P I also LOVE Reading Rainbow- and my kids do too! They don't believe me when I tell them I watched Reading Rainbow when I was in elementary school too.... :-P

  4. I love your posters. I bought the poetry package from Educents this past weekend. It's awesome!!

    1. Thank you! I am so glad that you are happy with the poetry package!!

  5. First, I still love Reading Rainbow too! Second, I have a solution to your soul-crushing weather....come to Florida! I know I always say this, but really 18 1/2 hours is not that far away...lol! You need to come write my lesson plans for me and we can team teach and do all the fun stuff you do in your room! xo
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. That poetry package makes me wish I was still teaching grade 5... I've looked at it a couple of times now!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom


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