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Students create poems that contain similes about different holidays. In this similes lesson plan, students describe different holidays and then insert their descriptions in simile form.
In this language arts worksheet, students learn that similes compare 2 things using the words like or as. Students write 5 similes about camels and then illustrate one of them.
In this desert similes fill-in-the blank instructional activity, students read the definition of a simile at the top of the page. They write 10 similes using desert words that are shown in a box at the top of the page. They draw a picture of one of the similes on the back of the page.
Learners illustrate a simile. In this figurative language instructional activity, 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.
Children study similes, synonyms, and antonyms and identify examples in the book Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. They write short stories about themselves using antonyms, synonyms, and comparisons of themselves to animals. They draw pictures to go along with their stories and read their stories into the tape recorder, where they will be kept in the library where other students can access them during story time.
In this similes and metaphors worksheet, students write a descriptive practice paragraph in which they describe a place, idea, person, event, or concept without telling what the subject of the paragraph is.  Students then pair up to try to guess the topic of the paragraph.
In this similes worksheet, students discover what similes are as they read a description and then create 11 similes of their own.
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. They can then develop their own plots using figurative language. 
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. 
In this language arts worksheet, students write similes that pertain to the Christmas holiday. Students complete 6 similes that have been started, then write 4 of their own.
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. In 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.
Students 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.  Students text mark all the similes in the poem.  Students gain understanding of the meaning of the poem, the punctuation used and idiomatic phrases.
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.
 Students describe the sensory experience of a character's journey in an essay.  In this precise details writing lesson, students explain the effects on the senses of weather, time of day, landscape, and other experiences.  Students use similes and metaphors.
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.
Transform boring sentences with figurative language. Class members employ metaphor, simile, and personification to rewrite a series of provided sentences. Pupils can prepare for narrative essays and creative assignments by completing the exercises included here.
How does one identify a simile, and why is it important to understand what they are? Here's a very basic review. This short presentation defines the term, provides examples, and gives learners a chance to identify which two things are being compared. 
“Her cutting words were weapons that inflicted wounds upon my soul.” Figurative language is the focus of a worksheet that asks learners to underline the figurative language used in each example, and then to label each phrase as a metaphor, a simile, or an idiom. Consider extending the exercise by asking class members to craft their own examples of each type.
Students practice creating similes and metaphors together as a class. Individually students create similes and metaphors and illustrate them.
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.

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