About This Chapter
4th Grade English Literary Terms - Chapter Summary
These short, kid-friendly lessons can introduce your 4th graders to figures of speech, like metaphors and similes, and story elements like plot, characters and setting. Cleverly written and well-presented, the lessons make it easy for your students to get the most out of the passages they read in class or at home. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz to check your 4th graders' retention of the material, and there is a test at the end of the chapter to help you measure their overall mastery.
- Understanding story elements
- Identifying the plot in a story
- Defining what a novel is
- Explaining and giving examples of similes and metaphors
- Using and understanding idiomatic expressions
- Learning about proverbs and adages
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with literary terms will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about literary terms.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding what metaphors and similes are
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about idioms, adages and proverbs
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about literary terms
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover literary terms your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about literary terms.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands literary terms by completing the 4th Grade English: Literary Terms chapter exam.
1. Story Elements Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of stories? In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of story elements, including characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.
2. Plot Lesson for Kids
Are you a fan of roller coasters? I bet you didn't know that roller coasters and stories have a lot in common. Read this lesson to find out what plot is and how plot is like a roller coaster, and learn about the five parts of a plot.
3. Novel Lesson for Kids
If you love to read, then you probably love books, too. There are lots of different kinds of books, one of which is called a novel. In this lesson, you will learn about the different parts of a novel, different kinds of novels, and examples of novels you might come across.
4. Similes: Lesson for Kids
What are similes? Are they easy as pie to learn? Why, yes, they are! Read the following lesson to learn what a simile is, see some examples, and learn how to write them yourself.
5. Metaphor Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Metaphors are a type of imagery. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of metaphor. You will read some metaphors, and learn how to identify, interpret, and write metaphors.
6. What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids
Have you ever heard someone say 'Did you let the cat out of the bag?' Have you ever done something wrong and been told that 'It's time to face the music'? If you have, you've experienced idioms. Learn more about idioms in this lesson.
7. Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids
Adages and proverbs are figures of speech often found in literature and conversation. In this lesson you will learn the definition of adages and proverbs, where they come from, and some hints for interpreting them.
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Other chapters within the 4th Grade English course
- 4th Grade English: Word Recognition & Understanding
- 4th Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 4th Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 4th Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 4th Grade English: Stories, Myths & Speeches
- 4th Grade English: Poetry
- 4th Grade English: Parts of Speech
- 4th Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 4th Grade English: Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
- 4th Grade English: Sentence Parts & Types
- 4th Grade English: Writing Basics & Techniques
- 4th Grade English: Types of Writing
- 4th Grade English: Speaking & Listening