What Is Hyperbole?

"My bag weighs a ton!" "I'm so hungry, I could die." Hyperbole is the focus of the first video in a larger language arts playlist. A catchy song full of hyperboles helps bring the figurative language device to life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have a competition where learners come up with hyperbole and vote on the best exaggeration
  • Read a tall tale and point out the different examples of hyperbole within
Classroom Considerations
  • Test the volume on the video to ensure the song plays at the right level
  • Includes captions to ensure scholars can understand all of the words
  • Repeats key phrases in the song to help reinforce the definition of hyperbole
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