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Students listen to the first reading of the book Quick as a Cricket. They participate in the second reading of the book, then demonstrate the ability to use similes to convey meaning by creating a simile to describe one trait about him or herself.
Students explore similes through Quick as a Cricket. In this similes lesson, students investigate what a simile is and recognize them when they see them. Students write similes about themselves and illustrate them. 
Teaching young learners about similes is easy as pie with this primary grade language arts lesson. Following a class reading of the children's book, Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, young readers learn the definition of a simile as they look at the numerous examples presented in the story. Children then apply this new writing technique to create mini booklets that include five similes describing their own character traits. To support young writers with this activity, consider providing sentence frames that can be used when developing original similes. This fun activity is bound to engage children as they learn about this common form of figurative language.
Second graders discuss what antonyms are and read the book, Quick as a Cricket.  In this antonym lesson, 2nd graders write a short story by describing themselves. 
Young scholars read the book QUICK AS A CRICKET by Audrey Wood and observe the demonstration of the use of similes therein. They create their own similes and describe their personal traits using them.
Students listen to the story Quick as a Cricket, and write their own descriptive sentences about their class. After listening to the story and discussing the animals' individual characteristics, students will use KidPix to write and illustrate sentences describing their class. Students share with the class and then the pages are used to create a class book.
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of reading a story and then they reenact it while performing a pantomime. They answer questions related to the reading and then children move throughout the class imitating slow movements of the snail.
Second graders explore similes. In this figurative language lesson plan, 2nd graders read the book Quick As A Cricket and choose a simile to illustrate.
Children study similes, synonyms, and antonyms and identify examples in the book Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. They write short stories about themselves using antonyms, synonyms, and comparisons of themselves to animals. They draw pictures to go along with their stories and read their stories into the tape recorder, where they will be kept in the library where other students can access them during story time.
Students define the term 'simile,' write their own similes using the words as or like, and work cooperatively to write similes. In addition, students write stories that include similes and illustrate picture books that contain similes.
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions. Also included are potential writing topics and extension activities, making this a complete resource for teaching this story. Consider reading this historical fiction novel as the class is learning about Native American cultures to allow for interdisciplinary connections.
Students learn about experiences and feelings through books. In this lesson, students read a variety of books to aid in their understanding of life. Through a listing and brief synopsis of twelve books, students explore feelings, friendship, going to school, discipline, differences, who they are, and how to act toward other students. This is a very helpful resource covering many different situations which students deal with.
Students move through a series of study centers to examine cultural contexts for masks. They design and build a mask for themselves.
Students listen to The Talking Eggs. In this similes lesson, students recognize how the author makes us understand the picture in his mind.  Students create and draw similes.
Students participate in activities that begin with the letter q. They also expand their vocabulary.
I like to make enough class books throughout the year so that at the end of the school year, each child gets one book to keep. Here are a few easy ones. For every field trip we take, we make a class book.
Students engage in an activity by using a leading question. They increase awareness for the wonders that are part of the real world. This is based upon personal observations that students make.
Learners illustrate a simile. In this figurative language lesson, second graders are introduced to similes. They read the story Quick as a Cricket and talk about the similes used. Everyone chooses a simile and draws a picture to go along with it.
Students create a dance about being blind. In this dance lesson plan, students read about creating a dance and then complete various activities where they take classes, complete an improve, and performing their dances.

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