Simile Teacher Resources
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Digital Life 101
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media use quide and vocablary list.
Language Types: Figurative Language and Literal Language
Six types of figurative language (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia) are the focus of a PowerPoint that defines and offers color-coded examples of these terms. Consider expanding the presentation by asking viewers to craft examples of each term.
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.
Writing a Simile Poem
Eighth graders, after reviewing the characteristics of similes and analyzing a poem that uses similes to compare/contrast, write a compare/contrast poem that uses similes. They use word processing to type their poems. Students share their poems with their peers.
Similes and Metaphors
Students explore similes and metaphors. They discuss and define similes and metaphors, identify the similes and metaphors in two poems, and create three original examples of each.
Students create descriptive autumn similes and write them on fall-themed paper. They first write the autumn simile, and then arrange the plants around the border of the paper. They use natural plants which must be pressed.
Students practice creating similes and metaphors together as a class. Individually students create similes and metaphors and illustrate them.
Spy the Flycatcher
Explore the symbols and special features of Oklahoma. By focusing on Oklahoma's state bird, the flycatcher, learners identify similes, write metaphors, and answer questions about this famous state symbol.
Poetry in Music
Sixth graders look at poetry in music. In this language arts lesson, 6th graders listen to and read the lyrics of songs to find the poetic aspects of them. They focus on similes and metaphors and write their own songs lyrics.
Writing Original Literary Texts - The Cuban Crab Migration
Young scholars explore figurative language through poetry. In this poetry lesson, students view a video segment regarding the Cuban crab migration. Young scholars use similes and metaphors in poetry they create based on the journey the crabs make.
Can You Figure Language?
Eighth graders study similes and metaphors and how to explain and create them. After a lecture/demo, 8th graders access websites and worksheets imbedded in this plan to create their own writing.
Identifying Figurative Language #1
In this identifying types of figurative language worksheet, students read sentences and phrases, determine if they are similes, metaphors, hyperboles, personifications, or a combination, identify the type/s and write an explanation of their answers. Students answer 20 questions.
Figurative Language #2
Identify figurative language in sentences that have been pulled out of a text. Looking at the sentence independently, can you tell which technique is being used? How do you know? Ninth graders look at 10 sentences that show simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole.
Anansi And the Pot of Beans
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "Anansi and the Pot of Beans." They answer story comprehension questions, and draw a picture to illustrate an answer on the worksheet. Students also write an apology note from Anansi, complete a simile worksheet and write ten original similes, and examine cause and effect.
Hailstones and Halibut Bones
Explore feelings in poems using this resource. Learners choose colors that represent the feelings expressed in the poem. They discuss the meaning of simile and metaphor and use these devices in a poem of their own creation.
"The Hidden Feast"
Second graders identify action words and read and discuss the book "The Hidden Feast" by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. Students answer story comprehension questions, match animals with their animal family names, and complete a simile matching worksheet.
When Turtle Grew Feathers
Students explore the Choctaw Native American tribe. In this cross curriculum literacy and U.S. history lesson, students locate where the Choctaw Indians lived on a United States map. Students listen to When Turtle Grew Feathers and respond to comprehension questions. Students write a revised version of the story, complete common animal similes, and create a related board game.
Cell Types and Parts
Eighth graders, after creating a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting animal and plant cells, writing ten similes describing cell types, or drawing a colored diagram of a cell, list cell types as well as describe and label cell parts. They incorporate their do-now books as they study all about cells.
Twelfth graders read and discuss poems by Jewel., Sylvia Plath, and Langston Hughes They examine poems for examples of metaphors and similes. After discussing Jewel's poem Lost, they write their own poems. They hold a poetry reading in their classroom "coffeehouse."
Pictures in Words: Poems of Tennyson and Noyes
Young scholars examine how Tennyson and Noyes use words to paint vivid pictures. They read and analyze two poems, complete an online scavenger hunt, complete a worksheet, and write examples of alliteration, personification, metaphor, simile, and onomatopoeia.