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Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification.
8th Language Arts 303 Views 1806 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Third graders read a poem as a class and chart all of the similes and metaphors they hear. They then discuss the differences between each literary device as well as what is being compared in each.
3rd Language Arts 16 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples
Be as romantic as a poetic. Appear as clever as Einstein. Wow others with your powers of observation by using similes to point out the similar aspects in two different things. This short video focuses on similes found in Shakespeare and on epic or Homeric similes with examples drawn from the Odyssey.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 8 Downloads
The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms
Play around with figurative language in an interactive PowerPoint with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme! Review definitions of similes, metaphors, and idioms. Then, learners answer 15 multiple-choice questions where they must decide what type of figurative language is being used.
3rd - 6th English Language Development 16 Views 286 Downloads
Metaphors and Similes
Fifth graders complete a worksheet. In this figurative language lesson, 5th graders review the definition of metaphors and provide examples. Students learn about similes and the use of figurative language. Students read a poem and identify the metaphors and similes present.
5th Language Arts 55 Views 191 Downloads
Simile And Metaphor
Seventh graders investigate the concept of a simile and a metaphor while reading different texts that are approved by the teacher. The teacher defines a simile and metaphor and shows the class examples on the overhead. They write their own sentences with metaphors and similes.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
Fairy Tale Similes
Discuss similes in fairy tales using a simple worksheet. Learners take a look at the fairy tales they have read, talk about the definition of a simile, and list examples. Then, they create an illustration for one of the similes they have listed.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 102 Downloads
Figurative Language Similes
Learners illustrate a simile. In this figurative language lesson, second graders are introduced to similes. They read the story Quick as a Cricket and talk about the similes used. Everyone chooses a simile and draws a picture to go along with it.
2nd Language Arts 4 Views 42 Downloads
Synonyms - How Author's Make Comparisons
A very good 13-slide presentation on similes and metaphors is here for you. Young poets are introduced to each term, given examples, and work together to identify similes and metaphors in many sentences of writing. A valuable resource!
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
Your class can learn about Amelia Earhart and practice important comprehension skills here. Learners answer questions about cause and effect, compare texts, and discuss similes and metaphors after reading Amelia Earhart: Free in the Skies by Robert Burleigh.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 37 Views 447 Downloads
Here's an Instant Activity for September 19, 2005
Young writers study similes and then complete a writing activity for similes. They complete a teacher-led activity for similes and then work independently to write sentences using the given similes. A solid activity!
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads
Coming Home:From the Life of Langston Hughes
Third graders listen to the non-fiction book: COMING HOME: FROM THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES. They identify examples of metaphors and similies within the book and understand how this figure of speech is used in writing. They then create examples themselves of metaphors and similes.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Lots of Lessons from Aesop
Aesop’s Fables offer young learners an opportunity to study figurative language. After reviewing theme, simile, alliteration, and metaphor, model for your pupils how to identify examples of these devices in the fable. Class members then work in groups to locate examples in a second story.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 73 Downloads
"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
Beyond Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, tall tales can be a great way to teach young writers about word choice and voice in their writing. Using Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee and the Six-Trait Writing process, they begin to write their own modern-day tall tales placing emphasis on exaggeration, metaphors, and similes.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 182 Downloads
Introduce your class to basic figurative language. The presentation covers simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia. Learners can take notes and complete the practice activities included in the slide show. Particular emphasis is put on metaphor.
7th - 10th Language Arts 9 Views 27 Downloads