Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

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The Art of the Metaphor
From ted.com, produced by TED education
This is an excellent TED Ed video all about similes and metaphors.  Students can learn about figurative language in a precise and clear presentation.  (05:38)
October 15, 2012 at 01:51 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Mrs. Munger's Class - Onomatopoeia
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This is a short, funny video that uses simple animation to make just the mouth move on the photographs. Onomatopoeia - try saying that ten times fast! It means words that sound like what they are - Splash! This is from ABC's One Saturday Morning. For... [more]
Found by teresahopson in L.5.5a
December 23, 2009 at 09:42 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Lesson 1-English Vocabulary - Idioms Related to Outdoors
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This video explains the origin and meaning of idioms related to outdoors. This video was designed for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 1. "out of the woods", "no bed of roses", and "to have a green thumb" (02:48).
Found by grazianione in L.5.5a
August 12, 2009 at 01:44 PM
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Similes and Metaphors In Pop Music
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This is a student-created clip that focuses on similes and metaphors in today's music. (01:37)
Found by teresahopson in L.5.5a
October 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
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The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstrate three types of figurative language.  This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor deliberately has the first few seconds blurred.) (02:22)
Found by teresahopson in L.5.5a
December 30, 2009 at 08:59 PM
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Similes and Metaphors
From YouTube, produced by Danielle Joerger
This computer-animated video defines similes and metaphors. The video then distinguishes between the two by writing both a simile and metaphor to describe the same person. (03:11)
Found by Barb in L.5.5a
July 25, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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You've Got Alliteration!
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This student-made video teaches about the differences between alliteration and tongue twisters. (02:16)
Found by Mrs Jefferies in L.5.5a
February 6, 2011 at 01:30 AM
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The Use of Similes and Metaphors in Students' Poems
From YouTube, produced by julieteubner4
This selection contains a video of students reading poems they have written which contain similes and metaphors.  This video could be used by teachers when encouraging students to use figurative language.  (01:19)
July 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
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Literary Devices Project
From YouTube, produced by Alex Kravitz and Nicholas Campanella
This student-made project provides several examples of literary devices used by popular artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Selina Gomez, Taio Cruz, Linkin Park, Troop 41, Bobby Ray, and Run DMC.   The following literary devices are defined and then exa... [more]
Found by begamatt in L.5.5a
February 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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The Literacy Umbrella: Understanding Figurative Language
From YouTube, produced by www.LitDiet.org
Weather is a familiar topic that can be portrayed on a figurative language board to promote motivation for literacy and knowledge building. This teacher shares something that has worked in her classroom for learning about figurative language.  (01:28... [more]
September 6, 2012 at 01:44 PM
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