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Quick as a Cricket Lesson Plan
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.
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 46 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Composing and Illustrating Homeric Similes
If you're beginning The Odyssey and would like to address figurative language and basic story elements, this resource could be useful. Over the course of two days, class members identify the main events, explore characters, identify figurative language, create their own similes, and write and illustrate a children's book version of a section of the poem.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Similes are a great way to get your writers thinking about descriptive details. They read a brief explanation which covers clichés and the general wording of a simile. Then, learners try a few on their own. First, they complete nine sentences comparing adjectives.
4th - 6th Language Arts 31 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Poetry Shopping Spree
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms on their list.
6th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 617 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet uses literary devices to develop themes.
7th - 9th Language Arts 127 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Figurative Language Packet
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and provides several activities for kids to practice their skills.
6th - 12th Language Arts 242 Views 201 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Metaphor & Simile in Song
After studying metaphors in written text, transfer your learners' knowledge to song! Have each learner bring in a song that uses metaphors and/or similes, and play these examples for the class. Can the other learners identify the metaphors/ similes in each song?
7th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 289 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to more literal lines.
5th - 10th Language Arts 62 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Figures of Speech Slide Show
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is colorful, easy to read, and omits any distracting animations.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language
Introduce your class to figurative language and then ask them to hunt for examples in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to write down their sources, a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and what they think the examples means.
4th - 8th Language Arts 69 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Circle the Simile
Figurative language is a welcome addition to creative writing. Clearly describe similes with this worksheet. For each of 10 example sentences, learners have to identify what is being compared. An answer key is provided with this great introduction.
5th - 7th Language Arts 44 Views 375 Downloads
The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discuss the work of Matthew Henson, an African American who traveled to the North Pole with Robert Peary. After reading the story "Matthew Henson" by Maryann N. Weidt, learners answer questions by drawing inferences and conclusions, paraphrasing, and identifying figurative language such as similes.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 130 Downloads
Investigate with your class how similes are figures of speech that use the words as and like as visual terms. They use this knowledge to complete a worksheet where they write some similes of their own. Be sure to download the attached file "Similar Similes Teacher Introduction Lesson.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 180 Downloads
The class defines similes after creating a KWL chart about them. Groups rotate through a series of stations in which they creatively complete similes. They create a picture booklet that contains similes. However, the booklet topic and attached materials are snowflake themed, so if you live where it doesn't snow, try to choose a more relevant theme.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 107 Downloads
Similes and Metaphors
This fantastic presentation on similes and metaphors would be ideal for blossoming writers. Learners receive excellent instruction on these terms and are given a meaningful activity to do in their workbooks at the end of the PowerPoint. Very well-done!
4th - 8th Language Arts 24 Views 317 Downloads
Figurative Language - Figuring it Out
Play this slide show and then find out how much your class has learned with the included quiz. After jotting down the definitions of each term, class members label 10 examples with one of five terms: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, or understatement.
7th - 9th Language Arts 32 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Identify Figurative Language
Reinforce understanding of five terms with a single-slide flow chart. Starting with the question, "Is it a comparison between two things?", the flow chart helps users figure out if what they are looking at is an example of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, understatement, or personification.
7th - 9th Language Arts 37 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Similes and Metaphors
What is a simile? What is a metaphor? How are both of these different? First, discuss the difference between the two terms, and then have your emerging writers practice identifying sentences that use either literary device. They are also provided with short phrases such as "As heavy as.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 114 Views 814 Downloads