Ch 3: 4th Grade English: Literary Terms

About This Chapter

These engaging lessons are designed to make learning about literary terms like story elements and figures of speech fun and easy for your 4th graders. You can use them for classroom instruction, homework or as a resource for tutoring.

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.

Chapter Topics

  • 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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: 4th Grade English: Literary Terms
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Story Elements Lesson for Kids

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.

Plot Lesson for Kids

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.

Novel Lesson for Kids

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.

Similes: Lesson for Kids

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.

Metaphor Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

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.

What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids

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.

Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support