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This lesson is so fat… it contains four comedic hyperbole worksheets

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8  

Title – Hyperbole
By – Elizabeth
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 5-8

Note: After teaching similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification, I teach the use of hyperbole. I was having trouble finding worksheets for classroom use, so I created the following worksheets for myself and others to use. Standards:

      TN state standards for 5th grade Language Arts:

        5.1.spi.23. Identify hyperbole in context.
      5.2.07 Elaborate through the use of sensory details, vivid words, and figurative language to establish a context that enables readers to visualize an event or experience.


HYPERBOLE: Hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is used in poetry or nonfiction writing. Comedians also use it to make jokes. It is using exaggerations to make writing more interesting.

      In the following sentences,

underline

      the hyperbole and write what it means on the line underneath.
      1. My sister uses so much makeup that she broke the chisel trying to get it off last night.

      2. My teacher is so old, they have already nailed the coffin shut.

      3. My dog is so ugly, we have to pay the fleas to live on him.

      4. The town I grew up in is so isolated, it makes ghost towns look popular.

      5. My aunt is so fat, when she lies down, she’s as tall as she is standing up.

      6. Your sister’s so skinny, she has to run around in the shower to get wet.

      7. The Statue of Liberty is so big, when I looked up, I almost got whiplash.

      8. I think of you a million times a day.

      9. My dog is so ugly, he only has cat friends.

      10. My best friend is so forgetful, I have to remind her what her name is.

      11. My sister uses so much makeup, my mom doesn’t know her when she takes it off.

      12. My teacher is so old, she remembers when the dinosaurs died.

      13. My dog is so ugly, he has to sneak up on his dish to eat.

      14. The town I grew up in was so isolated, the only friend I had was a deer.

      15. My aunt is so fat, you have to take two trains to get on her good side.

      16. Your sister is so dumb, she thought that YMCA was how you spelled Macy.

      17. The boy’s ears are so big, they look like you could stick a megaphone inside them.

      18. My principal is so busy, we have to make reservations two weeks ahead for a paddling.

      19. My mother is so tall, that she looks down at the mother giraffe at the zoo.

      20. This town is so small, you had better not blink or you will miss seeing it.


HYPERBOLE: Hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is used in poetry or nonfiction writing. Comedians also use it to make jokes. It is using exaggerations to make writing more interesting.

      In the following sentences,

underline

      the hyperbole and write what it means on the line underneath.
      1. My sister uses so much makeup, when she smiles her cheeks don’t move.

      2. My teacher is so old, she can’t even remember her own name.

      3. My dog is so ugly, we have to pay people to pet him.

      4. The town I grew up in was so small, we had to drive to the city to get gossip.

      5. My aunt is so fat, the elephants throw peanuts at her.

      6. My history teacher is so old, she lived through the Civil War.

      7. The test was so hard, when I finished it, I was 100 years old.

      8. Susie gets so many phone calls, she has her own 800 number.

      9. Our library is so old, the books are numbered with Roman Numerals.

      10. It was so hot, if you dropped an egg on the sidewalk, it would fry.

      11. My sister uses so much makeup, by the time she gets it on, it is time to take it off again.

      12. My teacher is so old, she taught the cave men to build a fire.

      13. My dog is so ugly, he saw himself in a mirror and ran away.

      14. The town I grew up in was so small, our movie theatre had two seats.

      15. My aunt is so fat, when she steps in an elevator it will only go down.

      16. My friend was so honest, when he got locked in the grocery store he starved to death.

      17. It was so cold last winter, even the polar bears were wearing coats.

      18. My friend was so dumb, she thought TACO BELL was a Mexican phone company.

      19. Texas is so flat, you can see your dog run away for three days before he is out of sight.

      20. My sister uses so much makeup, she loses 30 pounds when she takes it off.

HYPERBOLE: Hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is used in poetry or nonfiction writing. Comedians also use it to make jokes. It is using exaggerations to make writing more interesting.

      In the following sentences,

underline

      the hyperbole and write what it means on the line underneath.
      1. My father is so old, he can remember going with Lewis and Clark on their expedition.

      2. My teacher is so mean, she eats first graders for lunch.

      3. My brother is so bad that he has to call the police to see if he is in jail.

      4. My dog is so ugly, we have to tie a pork chop around his neck for the other dogs to play with him.

      5. My cat is so mean, we have to put on gloves to feed her.

      6. The town I grew up in was so small, the town square was also our school playground.

      7. My uncle is so skinny, he can lie in the shade of a fence pole.

      8. My aunt is so scared, she hides when her children come home.

      9. My house is so large, I need a map to find the bathroom.

      10. My car is so old, it is pulled by a horse.

      11. My town is so large, it takes three hours to get to the neighborhood grocery store.

      12. Our house is so old, when you walk it shakes like an earthquake.

      13. My friend is so fat, her blood type is Chocolate Chip.

      14. My town was so isolated, the cows didn’t even moo.

      15. My dog is so smart, he graduated college when he was two years old.

      16. My brother is so ugly, he has to wait until after dark to go outside to play.

      17. My teacher is so old, we looked up the definition for ancient and the full definition included her name and picture.

      18. My grandfather is so slow, I miss two shows when he walks in front of the television.

      19. My sister wears so much makeup, she could pass as a clown at the circus.

    20. My friend is so hyperactive, his mother ties him outside on the dog leash so she can rest.


HYPERBOLE: Hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is used in poetry or nonfiction writing. Comedians also use it to make jokes. It is using exaggerations to make writing more interesting.

      In the following sentences,

underline

      the hyperbole and write what it means on the line underneath.

      1. My brother is so tall, he has to duck to walk under the telephone lines.

      2. My sister has such long legs, she needs to sit in the backseat to drive.

      3. My dog is so fast, the fleas have to use super glue to stay on.

      4. My cat is so fat, she has to use a roller skate to hold her stomach off the floor.

      5. My friend is so crazy, he thinks the moon is really made of cheese.

      6. My brother is so short, he has to climb on a high chair to see over the table.

      7. My aunt is so nice, my kids ran away to live with her.

      8. My cows are so lazy, they lay in the field and wait on the grass to grow back.

      9. My girlfriend is so crazy, she doesn’t go outside at night because she thinks the man on the moon is watching her.

      10. My cat is so lonely, she spends all day sitting in front of the mirror looking to herself.

      11. My teacher is so smart, she gives advice to the principal.

      12. My father sleeps so soundly, he has to have four alarms clocks to wake him up every morning.

      13. My brother is so dumb, he thinks that a couch potato is something you eat.

      14. My sister uses so much makeup, she needs a paintbrush to put it on with.

      15. My uncle is so fat, his belly button has an echo.

      16. My cat is so ugly, we have to put a bag on his head to pet him.

      17. My dog is so ugly, the fire hydrants disguise themselves.

      18. My principal is so smart, he claims to have invented the question mark.

      19. My uncle is so slow, he has to set his watch 12 hours ahead just to be on time.

    20. My house is so far out in the country that our cows have never seen a car.

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