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- Laurinburg, NC
Simile Teacher Resources
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Give your learners definitions of rhetorical devices such as simile and onomatopoeia. After each definition there are examples. Animated pictures make this presentation fun and interesting; the last few slides have pictures but no sentences in order to give writers a chance to practice with figurative language.
Embark on a journey through space with your class. Learners explore the solar system using adjectives and descriptive language. This is a great way to cement knowledge about the solar system, while reinforcing writing skills. Your class should find the process motivating.
Introduce poetry to young writers. After reflecting on the meaning of poetry with quotes, music, and a clip from Dead Poet's Society, seventh graders read poems together and then write their own poetry. The lesson incorporates definitions of different poetic forms and devices.
Fifth graders complete cross-curricular activities to explore the Statue of Liberty. For this Statue of Liberty lesson, 5th graders use the given links to study the Statue of Liberty. Students complete measurement activities and learn historical facts for the statue. Students also write a simile poem about the topic.