Simile Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
Students explore figurative language through poetry. For this poetry lesson, students view a video segment regarding the Cuban crab migration. Students use similes and metaphors in poetry they create based on the journey the crabs make.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Students 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.
Aspiring writers complete and discuss fill-in-the-blank cliché expressions, define cliché as a form of predictable writing, take cliché expressions and turn them into new, unpredictable ones, read poetry that illustrates writer's use of simile or comparison, brainstorm examples of phrases that illustrate poetic tension, and complete an independent poetry writing assignment.
If you have a subscription to brainpop, use it review similes and metaphors with your class. Learners start off with a quiz, watch a movie, and write their own poems using magazine pictures as inspiration.
Students write a poem using similes to describe colors without the use of any visual references. They participate in a guided visualization exercise, describe colors without using visual images, read examples of student poems, and write an original color poem using a provided worksheet.
Young scholars describe colors. In this descriptive writing lesson, students brainstorm color descriptions using all of the senses except sight. Young scholars write poems including similes, sensory images, and interesting word choice. Examples are included.
Learners are able to define given literary terms, such as metaphor, simile, imagery, personification, symbolism, etc. They are able to identify the use of literary elements in a given text. Students are able to interpret weather conditions from textual clues and recreate setting.
Your class can identify idioms, metaphosr, similes, hyperboles or personification by reading poetry and interpret meaning.
For this Lord of the Flies worksheet, students write whether given examples are simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole, and tell how they know.