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  1. Figurative Language RW1.5 (5th Grade) Understand and explain the figurative and metaphorical use of words in context. (4 questions on CST) CSIntervention

  2. Figurative Language - Purpose • Figurative language is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense. • Appealing to the imagination, figurative language provides new ways of looking at the world. • It always makes use of a comparison between different things. • Figurative language compares two things that are different in enough ways so that their similarities, when pointed out, are interesting, unique and/or surprising. CSIntervention

  3. Figurative Language – Simile(uses “like” or “as” to compare things) The car raced down the road as quick as lightning. CSIntervention

  4. Figurative Language – Metaphor(says that one object is actually something else) The students were busy beavers in order to get the room clean in time for P.E. CSIntervention

  5. Figurative Language – Idioms(a phrase that cannot be figured out literally) "I thought I could finish this report within one month, but it looks like I have bitten off more than I can chew.“ Unable to finish. CSIntervention

  6. Figurative Language – Personification(to give human-like qualities to an animal or object) The leaves danced in the air as they gently drifted to the ground on the windy afternoon. CSIntervention

  7. STAR Test Prep. The baby’s skin feels as soft as cotton. This sentence contains an example of which type of figurative language? A simile B metaphor C idiom D personification CSIntervention

  8. STAR Test Prep. Which sentence contains an example of figurative language? A The computer had a large screen. B The golf ball gently landed on the green and rolled into the hole. C Warren had to bend over backward to keep his boss happy. D The report took weeks to complete. CSIntervention

  9. STAR Test Prep. The furious seas tossed the fishing vessel about the ocean. The author used the language furious seas to convey the idea that A The ocean was mad at the fishing boat. B The waves were dangerous and large. C The ocean was calm and peaceful. D The fishermen were tired and wanted to go home. CSIntervention

  10. STAR Test Prep. The large crowd roared like thunder when their team won the game. The author used the phrase roared like thunder to show that A it was a hard game to win. B the crowd cheered very loudly. C the score was very close. D everyone was rooting for the home team. CSIntervention