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KS2 Hyperbole – Writing Features Challenge Mat Worksheets

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This worksheet is an excellent way for Key Stage 2 pupils to revise and practise recognising and using hyperboles.

It contains examples of hyperboles and five different challenges, which can be tackled during one lesson or spread over a number of teaching sessions.

Questions encourage creative responses as well as revision, and include interesting images to stimulate ideas.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Find examples of hyperboles in the paragraphs given
  • Challenge
    Rewrite the sentences so that they contain a hyperbole
  • Test
    Tick the sentences that are examples of hyperboles
  • Explain
    What is a hyperbole? Write an explanation using at least two examples to help you explain
  • Apply
    Imagine you are finding a piece of work a school a bit tricky. Write a paragraph to describe how you are feeling, using hyperboles to exaggerate your feelings

What is hyperbole?

Exaggerated statements used for effect, not meant to be taken literally.

What are hyperbolic functions?

Hyperbole can be used for comedic effect or persuasive reasons. It helps to emphasise your point by over-stressing the qualities involved.

Hyperbole examples

  • I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
  • It’s freezing in here!
  • The bouncer was as big as a house.

National Curriculum English programmes of study links

Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader

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