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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 20 Views 315 Downloads
Digital Life 102
Catch your pupils' attention by starting class with a quiz about digital media! After going over their answers with a partner, individuals compose similes about the role of digital media in their lives and share these with the class. Teacher discussion questions and sample responses are provided for the video that pupils watch after they complete the sharing process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 101 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 34 Downloads
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Consider handing out lyrics and challenging the class to find metaphors and similes.
4th - 6th Language Arts 113 Views 359 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Similes with Energy
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.
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 100 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
Figurative Language: Simile and Metaphor
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 59 Views 940 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 6 Views 31 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
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 26 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 35 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable