Figurative Language Bundle for Special Education with digital activities

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Total Pages 450 pages plus google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 months


This bundle covers 7 main areas of figurative language for students with autism and special learning needs. Each unit has a book, related activities, and google slides. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in the activities either through cut and paste worksheets or digitally through google slides. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information about the various types of figurative language and what the true meaning behind the words is. This repetition encourages a deeper understanding of this concept. In each unit, students will even write their own story using a different form of figurative language in an errorless writing prompt.

Areas covered:

  • Alliteration
  • Allusion
  • Hyperbole
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Idioms

Each unit includes:

  • Lesson plan
  • Book
  • Voice recorded PowerPoint
  • Movie version of the book to use in a google slide
  • Vocabulary board
  • Flashcards with suggestions for activities
  • Identifying that type of figurative language in a phrase or sentence
  • Sorting activities
  • Matching activities
  • Writing prompt
  • Quiz
  • Digital versions of the activities in the form of google slides


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.