Figures of Speech FREE UNIT

Teaching Ideas and Freebies for Figurative Language

Students with Asperger's are very literal in language, for instance if you say to them, good luck on your test. They will be fine. But beyond the actual meanings of words, then the student struggles to understand. Hence, instead, if you say: 'Go break a leg', they won't understand, after all...….. why you would want them to break a leg???!!!

What do you do? You help them to understand figurative language. In fact, distinguishing between literal and figurative language is usually in the standards or curriculum for most educational jurisdictions.

So the next time you say, I'm as dry as a bone, or you are my sunshine, or I'm as happy as a clam, take the time to see if your child/student is actually understanding the phrase.

And of course, you can always use the free figurative language or figures of speech worksheets here.

Have a question? Have a request for worksheets? Let me know, we might just have what you're looking for.

SAMPLES from the Free Figurative Teaching Unit:

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