Hyperbole are a fun type of figurative language in which people exaggerate claims to emphasize a point. We do this each day in carrying on in conversation with others, and authors use it in writing for the same reason. The GrammarSong video “Hyperbole” provides many common examples of hyperbole, and the tune is very memorable. I warn you………..this one will be stuck in your head!
Review Video & Follow These Instructional Guidelines
- Brainstorm a list of hyperboles we use in everyday oral interactions. Advance to Fifth Grade Recommendations as needed.
- Complete grammar sheet “Hyperbole Recognition” as an independent assessment.
- Notice hyperboles used in common oral language on an everyday basis. Recognizing hyperboles in our speech is a commanding tool for students to connect this language concept to real life events.
**Review multiple forms of figurative language simultaneously by using the “Figurative Language 'I Do...We Do...' Introduction” activity using a smart board or interactive whiteboard. Complete the “Hands-On Figurative Language Lesson.”**
**As a teacher-led center activity, complete the “Analyzing Figurative Language” activity. For independent follow-up, or using a partner or cooperative learning structure, complete grammar sheets “Figurative Language Fiesta” and “Figurative Language Comprehensive Review.”**