Figurative Language Writing Prompts – Using Similes, Metaphors, & More!


Wouldn’t you LOVE to see your students using figurative language in their narrative writing? With these figurative language writing prompts, I promise that you will! With just 5-10 minutes per day, your students will try using similes, metaphors, personification, and more in a narrative quick write. These writing prompts are quick and easy to share and include sentence starters, mentor texts, and visual writing prompts!


Here’s what you’ll receive:

Your digital link will come will 30 figurative language writing prompts. Students will be prompted to write with:

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • & Oxymorons

Prep is quick and easy… Just display the writing prompt on your projector or SmartBoard and have students write in their notebooks, or assign the writing prompt on a digital learning platform and have students type on the provided slides.

A quick tip for teachers…

  • Read the prompt, and set the timer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Encourage students to keep their pencils moving the entire time.
  • Don’t be afraid to write alongside them!
  • At the end of the quick write session, invite students to discuss or share their thinking.

In my classroom, we start our daily writing lesson with a quick write prompt! We use a wide variety of prompts throughout the year to spiral review our writing techniques.

»If you’d like to know more about using quick writes in the classroom, read my blog post here.


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Natayle Brown

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