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What types of figurative language/ literary devices are 7th graders responsible for under the CCSS? Allusion is given as an example with standard L.7.5a. Should it be taught in 7th grade as well?

Sep 2, 2013 8:08am

  • English Language Arts
  • 6-8
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 5, 2013 3:52am


      I taught seventh grade ELA for the past nine years. The Common Core notes figurative language and biblical allusions, so so focused on simile, metaphor, personification, hyberbole, and allusion.

      Hope this helps!


      • Sep 8, 2013 3:53pm

        Thanks. How about hyperbole, understatement, idiom, irony?

        • Mar 4, 2015 6:49pm

          You can find interactive cooperative ELA middle school activities on There are stations for practicing figurative language concepts and idioms.