Question: Can 5th graders benefit from instruction in figurative language?
Answer: “Clearly documented the fact that fifth graders in this population could produce and appreciate figurative language.” E Winner. 1975. P. 280.
Comment: After reading this report of research, I would give it a try. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English, January 1, 1976 to June 30, 1976.” Daniel J. Dieterich. Research in the Teaching of English (Winter 1976), 278-293.