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In this simile activity, students think about their state and then write similes to describe it. Students then pick their favorite simile and illustrate it.
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Similes and metaphors make writing more beautiful and detailed, but can be a little harder to decipher during a first reading. Use a passage from The Man Who Loved Words to show young readers how to think through passages that contain...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sing for Your State: Tennessee quarter reverse
What's the connection between singing and a state quarter? Creative thinking and observation, perhaps. Pupils will observe and take note of all the characteristics found on the Tennessee state quarter. They will then use their...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Inferences While Identifying Similes and Metaphors
Use this lesson to study similes and metaphors and the inferred meaning. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders write their own similes and metaphors. A worksheet is provided for extension work or to check understanding as homework.
5th English Language Arts
Owl Moon: Similies and Metaphors
Teach the difference between similes and metaphors with a instructional activity on figurative language. After watching some informative videos about writing, kids discuss how to determine if a phrase should be taken literally or not....
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed