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Figurative Language in Short Stories

I have a new exciting FREEBIE for all of you! It incorporates the RAP Protocol (which I’ve used in two other products) while using figurative language including metaphors, similes, and idioms!


Included is:
-17 short stories
-1 story elements die
-Graphic organizers (2 versions)
-Cover card for organization

Your students can read simple, short stories and identify the main idea and 2 details from each. There are multiple examples of figurative language in each story. This way, your students can practice their comprehension skills at the same time as their figurative language. For me, this helps solidify the meanings of idioms, similes, and metaphors without making my kiddos memorize each! They can use them in some sort of context!

I’m doing this a little differently than I have done freebies in the past. It is not on Teachers Pay Teachers! Instead, head on over to my Facebook page here and click ‘like’ to activate the download button! From there, it should bring up a webpage with the product!


UPDATE: Silly Facebook changed their policies! This freebie is now available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Just click here to check it out.

You can see some pictures from the product below:





Check out my similar packets for expository text and narrative text!

Do you enjoy this format for free downloads?? I was thinking of switching it out every couple months!

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23 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lavelle Carlson
    April 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    This looks great! There is so little for the older students. I will post it on my FB page

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      April 19, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      Thank you so much for sharing it! I really do appreciate that. Enjoy the activity!

    2. Reply
      Linda Apple
      June 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      This looks great. I am always looking for something that is appropriate for 5th graders. I don’t like having to go on Facebook to access the materials because FB is blocked at work and it gets complicated to download it.

      1. Reply
        June 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM

        Thanks so much for your kind words! If you email me (, I can email them to you as well if that’s easier!

  2. Reply
    Sara Tomlinson
    April 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    I would LOVE to have this freebie, however I do not have a facebook page. Is there any way that I can get it otherwise? thanks!!!

    1. Reply
      April 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Absolutely! Email me at 🙂

  3. Reply
    Sharon Hudnall
    August 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I love your idea on figurative language stories. I do not have a facebook page. Is there anyway you could email me a copy?

    1. Reply
      August 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Absolutely! Email me at and I’ll send it over!

  4. Reply
    November 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Hi! I couldn’t download figurative language stories from facebook. Any other way I can get it? Thanks!

    1. Reply
      November 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      Absolutely, Laura! Just to clarify, is the link not working for you? I just want to make sure the download process is working and something isn’t broken! Shoot me at email at and I can email it over either way!

  5. Reply
    January 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    I love your posts. Is it too late to download a copy of this? I don’t have facebook-


    1. Reply
      January 10, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      Thank you! Email me at and I can email it to you instead!

  6. Reply
    jo miller
    September 8, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    how do i print the whole thing? Is it still freee bc if I click on free download it doesnt go anywhere

    1. Reply
      September 8, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      Oh no! Let me figure it out and get back to you!

  7. Reply
    November 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    HI! Just wondering, do you have copies of short stories for 5th graders. I am being observed this week and need some ideas for short stories that have figurative language. Any ideas? Thanks so much for your help.

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      November 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      I forgot to mention, I don’t have FB:(

    2. Reply
      November 17, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      Email me!

  8. Reply
    April 17, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    I wanted to look at your list of books to use with artic sounds. Unfortunately, FB is blocked at my worksite. 🙁

    1. Reply
      April 20, 2015 at 1:24 PM

      It’s a freebie in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

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    Ashley Kendall
    September 9, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Anyway you could email me the link to your figurative language freebie? Facebook is blocked at my work.

    Thank you

    1. Reply
      September 14, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      It is available in my TpT store (Speechy Musings) as a freebie!

  10. Reply
    March 7, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    This looks like an awesome resource I would love to use! But despite “liking” you on facebook, I can’t figure out how to get it to download. I’ve looked at the narrative and expository packages, but I’m more interested in the figurative language. Suggestions?

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      March 10, 2016 at 9:59 PM

      Sorry about that! Facebook changed their rules and it is no longer available there. It is now available as a free download in my TpT store!

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