Exaggeration is one method that writers and speakers use to emphasize a point or create humor. The following collection of activity sheets will teach your students how to recognize hyperbole. Activities include short reading passages, fill in the blank, rewriting hyperbolic expressions, translating ordinary expressions into hyperbole, and more. Answer keys have been provided for instructors for each sheet when necessary (some sheets rely entirely on student answers, which will obviously vary).
Project idea: Have your students read some famous Tall Tales or humorous passages, such as short stories by Mark Twain, and identify the hyperbole within them.