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Students read the book QUICK AS A CRICKET by Audrey Wood and observe the demonstration of the use of similes therein. They create their own similes and describe their personal traits using them.
Pupils listen to the first reading of the book Quick as a Cricket. They participate in the second reading of the book, then demonstrate the ability to use similes to convey meaning by creating a simile to describe one trait about him or herself.
Poetry IV--Similes and Metaphors
Students solve and write riddles using similes and metaphors. In this similes and metaphors lesson, students work in groups to solve descriptive riddles for famous landmarks. Students are given pictures of landforms and write own riddles. Students then label the similes and metaphors in an excerpt from The Creation.
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.
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.
Notes- Similes 2
In this simile worksheet, students read definitions, paragraphs, and examples that contain similes. Students complete 8 sections to read and explain.
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. Before completing the two practice opportunities provided, use a piece of paper divided into four sections to reinforce your new knowledge of similes and metaphors. Directions are included in the plan.
Figures of Speech: Quiz 2
Hyperbole, simile, metaphor, and personification are spotlighted on an online/interactive quiz. Test takers read short passages and then identify the figures of speech used.
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.
Boxing and Analysis
Model for your high schoolers how to prepare for the essay portion of the AP Literature exam. For guided practice, pairs analyze metaphor, simile, tone or syntax in Norman Mailer’s “The Death of Benny Paret,” and then work independently on an analysis of William Hazlitt’s “The Fight.” Extensions, worksheets, and assessments are included. The text of Mailer’s story may be found in AP language textbooks or online. The instructor can use this lesson as an example on how to construct a literary analysis using literary devices.
Reading Vocabulary Review
Simile, suffice, summary. Review with your class the terms used to discuss text. Presented as a multiple choice quiz, the correct response for each prompt is indicated by a brilliant yellow happy face.
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. Discuss various elements of poetry (outline provided), tying them into the song activity when possible. Use the Shel Silverstein poetry example suggestions to demonstrate rhythm and repetition, or choose some of your own. Be sure to hand out some of the poems so scholars can underline rhyming or repeating words. Groups do this with a final poem and share what they discovered. You must create a free profile to access the student packet.
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the instructional activity prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification. They can then develop their own plots using figurative language.
Learners read the poem Bluebottle and discuss the use of the simile in the poem. In this Bluebottle poetry lesson, students analyze the use of verbs and the energy created by that use. Learners text mark all the similes in the poem. Students gain understanding of the meaning of the poem, the punctuation used and idiomatic phrases.
Similes, Metaphors, and Figurative Language
There are creative ways to make similie and metaphor lessons and activities motivating for students.
Identify Similes In Poetry
Fifth graders explore figurative language in poetry. They review the characteristics of poetry and discuss figurative language. After listening to a poem, they discuss with a friend what kind of pictures they see in their mind when hearing it. Next, they discuss these thoughts as a group. To finish, they read poems independently and answer questions.
Discuss the work of Matthew Henson, an African American who traveled to the North Pole with Robert Peary. After reading the story "Matthew Henson" by Maryann N. Weidt, learners answer questions by drawing inferences and conclusions, paraphrasing, and identifying figurative language such as similes. This is an excellent instructional activity.
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.
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. Sometimes it's so difficult to get kids thinking-this should make it easier!
A Rose Is a Rose
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. For this creative writing lesson, they complete several phrases using similes, metaphors, and personifications. Teach them to use questioning techniques while reading a selected poem. The lesson concludes when the individuals compose an original poem using figurative language.