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In this simile bingo learning exercise, students play bingo with words and pictures on it and fill in the blanks to similes with those words. Students play with 4 players.
A simile is a non literal phrase that needs to be deciphered for contextual meaning. Similes are also fun to read and write. Third graders get cozy with similes found in the book If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz. They use context clues to determine the meaning of each simile they encounter in the story, focusing on the comparison being made to better understand textual meaning. Tip: Have learners write similes about their table partners and then explain them in group discussion.
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." Consider this as an activity during which learners feel no pressure to be right while they try to puzzle out the definitions.
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.
Young scholars 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.
In this similes activity, students read a selection about similes and complete 10 similes. Students create five similes and write a paragraph using their 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.
Learners differentiate between Metaphor and Simile using a song. In this English assignment, students investigate the reasoning and effectiveness of simile and metaphor. The teacher defines the two terms before the start of the assignment.
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!
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.
Fourth graders identify and write their own similes. In this literary devices lesson, 4th graders define and identify similes. The teacher scaffolds the lesson so that all students can write their own 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.
Use this lesson to study similes and metaphors and the inferred meaning. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders write their own similes and metaphors. A worksheet is provided for extension work or to check understanding as homework.
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.
Students 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.
Learners 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.
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.