In our Personification lesson plan, students learn about personification, including what it is, how and why it is used in literature, and how to identify it in literature or other texts. Students practice writing their own story, poem, or other text including personification.

Our Personification lesson plan helps students use personification in their writing, as well as identify the use of personification in stories, poems, and other text. It also discusses the reasons to use personification and how its use will help students become better writers. Students are asked to use their creativity to draw pictures based on personified descriptions and create a sentence personifying an image and share them with the class. Students are also asked to match the type of figurative language to its matching example sentence in order to demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary.

The students will be able to define personification, identify examples in stories and poems, and write a story or poem using personification.


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Language Arts


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    A Clarendon Learning Customer
    Tisha S.
    US US
    Excellent resource - Personification

    This resource was very useful as a review for my 6th grader. He liked creating sentences and drawing the personification that is seen in each sentence. Thanks for all of the links to youtube videos and other resources as well. That is helpful for families to use. I even tweeted about this resource and how useful it would be for families - @tb_sanders

    Kathy K.
    US US
    Great Resource

    I really enjoyed using this lesson. It was thorough and engaging with the students.

    United States United States
    Very creative resource

    The material is explained in a thorough way, a teacher can adapt it or use the provided activities, which include sketching pictures to represent a personification, creating a personification for the image, match the figurative language example with its type and many more. The pictures are appealing and help the students understand the material.