Category: Literary Devices & Text Features

Browse for books to support your Curriculum Topics for Literary Devices & Text Features. These books are recommended for the 5th – 6th grade level.

Allegory in Picture Books


Subscribe above to get email notices of new posts.  Submit comments, questions and suggestions for new topics. Here are my top 10 favorites for teaching allegory to your students. How […]

Alliteration : An Absolutely Amazing Assortment!


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Books for Teaching Inference, 5-6th grades


INFERENCE:   Drawing reasonable conclusions based upon limited clues presented. These great books are tried and true by many teachers and are effective for teaching inference as well as being excellent […]

Exaggeration/Tall Tales


“Just ‘cause it’s a tall tale don’t mean it ain’t true.”  Jonas Hackett (Pecos Bill) Your kids will delight in the tales told in these picture books!       […]

Good Beginnings


I have chosen a great variety of books that have great beginnings.  The read-aloud ages I have suggested are for reading the book in it’s entirety.  If you are just […]



Try these great pictures books for teaching your kids about idioms. The Cat’s Pajamas.  Wallace Edwards.  Kids Can Press, 2010. This elaborately illustrated picture book shows the literal meaning of […]



Two unlike objects compared similarly by substituting one for the other as, for example, when a beautiful cat is called “eye candy.”  Here are 15 titles I recommend for teaching […]

More Alliterative Fun


    These books will tickle a few funny bones and capture imaginations.  

More Personification


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These useful titles will make teaching this literary device easy! Your comments, suggestions and questions are always welcome.  Please subscribe above to be notified of new postings. The House Takes […]