Figurative Language Practice (home learning)

Figurative Language Practice (home learning)

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
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Lesson summary

“Boats bowing to the wind.”

Good authors use figurative language to spark the imagination of their reader and make their writing more vivid and interesting. Practise changing some bland phrases into metaphors, then apply figurative language to a piece of your own writing.

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Curriculum codes:

Ideal for: Upper Primary Ages 10 – 12 


  • think and connect 

Time required: 30 minutes

Curriculum connections: English, LiteracyCritical and Creative ThinkingPersonal and Social Capability

Additional info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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