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Simile and Metaphor
Middle schoolers use context clues to find the figurative meaning of similes and metaphors in writing. They practice using figurative language to help their writing come alive. Use this activity in a lesson about poetry, figurative language, or finding the meanings of unfamiliar words.
7th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 372 Downloads
Inspire creative writing by studying similes. This sheet provides learners with 10 different topics, and they must create a simile for each topic. Example topics include: favorite teacher, the waterfall, a parrot, the first day of school, etc.
6th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 102 Downloads
A Simile is Like a Song
A simile is like a song and curriculum is food for the brain. Challenge your class to figure out the definitions of simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia from the clues given in the poem "A Simile is Like a Song.
7th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 36 Downloads
Figurative Language #2
Identify figurative language in sentences that have been pulled out of a text. Looking at the sentence independently, can you tell which technique is being used? How do you know? Ninth graders look at 10 sentences that show simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole.
9th Language Arts 37 Views 246 Downloads
Anansi And the Pot of Beans
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "Anansi and the Pot of Beans." They answer story comprehension questions, and draw a picture to illustrate an answer on the worksheet. Students also write an apology note from Anansi, complete a simile worksheet and write ten original similes, and examine cause and effect.
2nd Language Arts 7 Views 32 Downloads
"The Hidden Feast"
Second graders identify action words and read and discuss the book "The Hidden Feast" by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. Students answer story comprehension questions, match animals with their animal family names, and complete a simile matching worksheet.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Details, Details, Details
Writing can become one-dimensional if authors don't involve all their senses. First, scholars observe a strange object which, ideally, they can touch and even smell. Without using certain words (you can create a list or have the class come up with overused words), they use their senses to paint a picture of the item.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 33 Views 305 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My Ántonia: Figurative Language
The rich, vivid imagery in Willa Cather's novel, My Ántonia, is both engrossing to read and important to understand in the context of the plot. Young learners work in groups to identify key images, similes, and metaphors in Book One, and present what they have discovered to the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Similes with Energy
Fifth graders write or dance a simile to show the relationship between two unlike nouns. In this simile and grammar instructional activity, 5th graders explore dance movements and identify smooth and sharp energy examples. Students review similes and choreograph movements to illustrate the simile.
5th Language Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Similes and Metaphors
Reward your class with tasty treats while teaching them about simile and metaphor. After a teacher demo and explanation of simile and metaphor, pupils read books, looking for examples of these literary devices and copying them down. Combining simile, metaphor, and candy, the teacher hands out Life Savers to the class and they describe the Life Savers using a simile and a metaphor.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 87 Downloads
Similes and Metaphors
Use the Civil War and important figures from that period to help your class write poetry. You'll need to create a list of similes and metaphors, but you could also consider having your learners create this the day prior. They will use similes and metaphors to write poems focusing on a person from the Civil War era.
4th - 6th Language Arts 12 Views 47 Downloads
Similes and Metaphors: An Interactive Review
Get your pupils' attention with this lesson on similes and metaphors, which features two poems by Tupac Shakur. A SMART board presentation guides them through the lesson, which includes a BrainPop activity (linked). After they have discussed similes and metaphors, they work to find these elements in Shakur's poetry, and then create their own poetic elements.
7th Language Arts 29 Views 101 Downloads
Similes and Metaphors
Pupils examine poetry to identify the use of metaphors and similes after the teacher defines what they are. They decide how they can use similes and metaphors to describe different pieces of fruit. Finally, they write poetry about the inside and outside of pieces of fruit using their senses, similes and metaphors.
4th - 5th Language Arts 14 Views 301 Downloads
The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms
Play around with figurative language in an interactive PowerPoint with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme! Review definitions of similes, metaphors, and idioms. Then, learners answer 15 multiple-choice questions where they must decide what type of figurative language is being used.
3rd - 6th English Language Development 20 Views 290 Downloads
A Wizard of Earthsea: Figurative Language
Examine figurative language through the words of Ursula K. Le Guin in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea. The fifth lesson in a series of ten, the steps listed here ask pupils to go back into the text and find a striking sentence to analyze for figurative language.
7th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension instructional activity. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why Dickens uses so much detail and examine his sentence structure and word choice.
4th - 5th Language Arts 26 Views 186 Downloads CCSS: Designed