Personification is the quality of giving nonhuman objects human qualities. We do this more often than we think in everyday oral communication. The GrammarSong video “Personification” has a bit of an eerie feel as “non-human things act just like they’re alive!” The video provides example after example, laying a foundation for student understanding.
Melissa's Teaching Tips
***See activities at the end of fifth grade for activities incorporating multiple types of figurative language simultaneously.
***As a teacher-led center activity, complete the “Analyzing Figurative Language” activity. For independent follow-up, or using a partner or cooperative learning structure, complete grammar sheets “Figurative Language Fiesta” and “Figurative Language Comprehensive Review.”