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Fifth graders write or dance a simile to show the relationship between two unlike nouns. In this simile and grammar lesson, 5th graders explore dance movements and identify smooth and sharp energy examples. Students review similes and choreograph movements to illustrate the simile. Students participate in simile dances.  
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.
Students are introduced to similes and read various examples. Then students write their own similes to describe themselves and share them with the rest of the class.
Third graders define and identify similes, evaluating the use of similes in the poem, The Base Stealer, by Robert Francis. They create their own examples of similes.
Here is a language arts instructional activity which focuses on similes. Learners read the poem, The Base Stealer, and identify the similes in the text. They create their own simile and share them with the class.
Third graders create similes in small groups and share. They create a graphic organizer using Inspiration software to represent their similes. They write an exit slip to answer questions regarding similes.
In this similes worksheet, students read a selection about similes and complete 10 similes. Students create five similes and write a paragraph using their similes.
Fifth graders identify and write similes. They define simile and discuss different examples, and with the help of a thesaurus, write original similes that compare the colors of crayons to objects or feelings. Students copy their rough draft similes onto a crayon cutout for display.
Students identify similes and create their own self descriptions using them as examples. After identifying characteristics associated with pictures of the sun, fish, and other items, they discover how those traits can be used as similes, such as "swim like a fish." In conjunction with creating their own similes, students draw pictures of the similes and present them to the class.
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. A cross-curricular lesson!
Fourth graders identify and write their own similes. In this literary devices lesson plan, 4th graders define and identify similes. The teacher scaffolds the lesson plan so that all students can write their own similes.
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. You can extend this lesson to include a full poem as the final project.
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.
Eighth graders explore figurative language, specifically focusing on similes, metaphors and personification. They work on the web to identify poems that demonstrate simile, metaphor, and personification, then analyze how it enhances that particular poem.
In this simile worksheet, students read definitions, paragraphs, and examples that contain similes. Students complete 8 sections to read and explain.
What is figurative language? Introduce your young learners to the most popular forms of figurative language: the simile and the metaphor. Start by reading "Willow and Ginkgo" by Eve Merriam, and identify where similes are used. Then look at the definition of a metaphor and the examples provided. Before completing the two practice opportunities provided, use a piece of paper divided into four sections to reinforce your new knowledge of similes and metaphors. Directions are included in the plan. 
Fifth graders are introduced to the figurative language using metaphors and similies. They identify the similarities and differences between the two and practice developing their own to use in their writing. They illustrate their metaphor or simile to be combined with their classmates examples in a class book.
Eighth graders, after reviewing the characteristics of similes and analyzing a poem that uses similes to compare/contrast, write a compare/contrast poem that uses similes. They use word processing to type their poems. Students share their poems with their peers.
Middle schoolers explore similes and metaphors. They discuss and define similes and metaphors, identify the similes and metaphors in two poems, and create three original examples of each.
Students create descriptive autumn similes and write them on fall-themed paper. They first write the autumn simile, and then arrange the plants around the border of the paper. They use natural plants which must be pressed.

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