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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.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Poet's Toolbox
If you need a lesson for your poetry unit, use two poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Rain in Summer" and "The Slave in the Dismal Swamp") and a resource on Elements of Poetry. The lesson plan guides you through activities on figurative language and poetic structure, and provides worksheets for kids to write their own examples of similes and metaphors.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 2 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 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 3 Views 4 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 11 Views 86 Downloads
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.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Language Arts:Similes That Make Us Smile
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.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 6 Views 27 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 instructional activity on similes and metaphors, which features two poems by Tupac Shakur. A SMART board presentation guides them through the instructional activity, which includes a BrainPop activity (linked).
7th Language Arts 21 Views 94 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 9 Views 296 Downloads
Similes, Metaphors, and Personification
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.
8th Language Arts 15 Views 75 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 52 Views 934 Downloads
Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes
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.
5th Language Arts 8 Views 87 Downloads