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Designed for a class that is more than familiar with similes and metaphors, this worksheet provides learners an opportunity to practice creating examples of their own and incorporating those examples in their writing. The directions are simple, and writers must enter their creative state to complete this paragraph assignment.
Use photography to inspire similes and metaphors. Kids rifle through magazines and pictures you've brought to use them as inspiration. They choose two and create a metaphor or simile to accompany their display. Consider hanging these on the bulletin board for all classes to view!
Use the Civil War and important figures from that period to help your class write poetry. You'll need to create a list of similes and metaphors, but you could also consider having your learners create this the day prior. They will use similes and metaphors to write poems focusing on a person from the Civil War era. A cross-curricular lesson!
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!
Scholars participate in a syllable counting activity, examine similes, and read and discuss a poem. They count the syllables for a list of words, then write a simile and draw a picture to describe being happy or sad. As a class they read the poem "Washing" and act out the poem while reciting it.