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109 resources with the keyterm simile

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Similes

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Similes are a great way to get your writers thinking about descriptive details. They read a brief explanation which covers clichés and the general wording of a simile. Then, learners try a few on their own. First, they complete nine...
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Reading a Classic Novel

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why...
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Lights, Camera, Action: Unit 1 Task 4

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders begin prepping for a final project that will result in a collaborative 3-5 minute skit. They begin by reading and researching multiple aspects of one of three Civil Rights events; Ruby Bridges, Greensboro Sit it, or the...
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A Lucky Break

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore idioms with a chicken theme! Consider doing these activities prior to Thanksgiving, as there's a section about wishbones! First your youngsters will match a short list of idioms with their meanings. Then, give each learner the...
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Snowy Similes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The class defines similes after creating a KWL chart about them. Groups rotate through a series of stations in which they creatively complete similes. They create a picture booklet that contains similes. However, the booklet topic and...
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Figurative Language iMovie

For Teachers 5th
In order to understand figurative language, learners read 5 poems, each exemplifying a different literary device. They discuss and write responses to each poem. They then choose one literary device which they will use as the basis for a...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is figurative language, and why do we use it? Introduce your high schoolers to some examples and discuss the importance of including this element in your writing. After studying a text and searching for examples, writers will...
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Poetry Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of a thorough and straightforward list of poetry terminology, the first part of this presentation would be a good introduction to a poetry unit, or a review for an upcoming poetry project. The list of terms is quite extensive,...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Give your learners definitions of rhetorical devices such as simile and onomatopoeia. After each definition there are examples. Animated pictures make this presentation fun and interesting; the last few slides have pictures but no...
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Simile and Metaphor

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Metaphor & Simile in Song

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
After studying metaphors in written text, transfer your learners' knowledge to song! Have each learner bring in a song that uses metaphors and/or similes, and play these examples for the class. Can the other learners identify the...
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On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young writers hunt for examples of figurative language in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to cite  their sources, record a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and an explanation of what they think the examples...
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Go Figure! Poetic Devices

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Introduce your class to poetic devices. The slide show includes information about imagery, simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and idioms. Links to additional PowerPoints and an online quiz are...
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Figurative Language Worksheet

For Students 7th - 11th
What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor? How could you change a simile into a metaphor? Using any book, readers note a simile and a metaphor on the graphic organizer. Once they have determined the literal meaning, they...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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....
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Poetry: It's Rhyme Time!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Define poetic devices and provide examples. The slides list information for rhyme, repetition, alliteration, simile, metaphor, free verse poetry, onomatopoeia, and patterned poetry.  The animation and sounds are a bit distracting, and...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 10th - 11th
I have a pair of ducks; one can’t swim. Viewers are introduced to several literary terms (paradox, oxymoron, pun, irony, etc.) that are defined and illustrated with examples. Then they are asked to identify the figurative language used...
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I Am, Am Not! Project

For Students 5th - 7th
Get your class writing with this project idea. Kids choose two pictures of objects that are like them and two pictures of objects that are not like them to entice their readers. Then, they write an informative paragraph describing each...
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What is Figurative Language?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a review of literary terms and figurative language? Although text heavy, these slides clearly define frequently used terms and provide color-coded examples.
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Epic Poetry: Literary Terms for Story Analysis

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Odyssey have in common? Why, they are all epics, of course, and are presented here as examples of the literary term. If you are beginning a study of epics, consider previewing the terms included...
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Literary Techniques

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Need to review literary terms/techniques with your class? The slides in this presentation define and give examples of 22 common literary terms. The PowerPoint could be used for AP test prep.
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Poetic Devices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Alliteration, allusion, assonance? Need a quick review of poetic devices? The slides in this presentation offer concise definitions of major poetic terms. Because few examples are provided, you could enliven the presentation with tongue...
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Deciphering the Mechanics of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
After a review of poetic terms, groups are given an object and they create a poem using a simile, a metaphor, internal rhyme, end rhyme, alliteration, and personification. Groups then exchange objects and repeat the process. Consider...
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Snappy Solutions, Sizzling Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
An examination of the figurative language in Gwendolyn Brooks’ To Young Readers challenges your writers to think about the richness of language. Ask your class why Brooks says, “Good books are bandages.” This discussion of alliteration,...