Simile Teacher Resources
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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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
New Review The Poet's Toolbox
If you need a lesson plan 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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss examples of simile, metaphor, personification, and symbolism that they have found.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts
Figurative Language Similes
Learners illustrate a simile. For 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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
"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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
Thankful for You
Writers of all ages develop similes and metaphors to use in their own writing. They create a book of things they are thankful for and share their book with the class. Use this lesson plan during the month of November to encourage learners of all ages to be thankful!
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
It's Raining Cats and Dogs! Literary Devices and Figurative Language
Third and fourth graders study literary devices and figurative language. They view a PowerPoint presentation (which you must create) to review hyperbole, idiom, simile, and metaphor. They read and discuss the book There's A Frog in My Throat, and sketch a slide of a saying they select.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Play a figurative language game! Starting with a review of terms, this presentation quickly launches into a quiz game with hyper-linked answers. Simply click an answer to find out if it's wrong or right. The option to try again is always there.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable