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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Lesson Plan
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
This lesson will give students an opportunity to have fun while learning about and using similes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #2
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #2
Worksheet
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #2
Children work with two forms of figurative language in this grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simile for Me!
Simile for Me!
Lesson Plan
Simile for Me!
Swift as a coursing river, your students will get the hang of similes with this creativity-fueled writing lesson. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, these activities are sure to keep young learners engaged.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Lesson Plan
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Use this lesson to help your ELs explore adjectives and how we can use them to describe things. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Similes that Describe ME!* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Marvelous Metaphors
Marvelous Metaphors
Lesson Plan
Marvelous Metaphors
Help your students become shining stars with this lesson about metaphors. Your class will hone art skills and practice comparison using figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Review metaphors and similes by underlining each time Paulo uses them in his postcard to Katherine. Then, students will practice writing their own!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Lesson Plan
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Similes 1
Similes 1
Exercise
Similes 1
Once students get underway with this Education.com exercise, learning about similes is easy as pie.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Similes with Linking Words
Similes with Linking Words
Lesson Plan
Similes with Linking Words
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the structure and meaning of similes. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Ideal for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet includes figurative language examples and definitions on the first page, and a second full page of questions and tasks that can be used to check for understanding.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes 3
Similes 3
Exercise
Similes 3
Students will be as confident in writing as a Pulitzer Prize winner after completing this final exercise in the similes series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
Lesson Plan
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
We've all heard not to judge a book or a person by its cover. This topic is poignantly covered in the Vietnamese myth of the Crystal Heart. In this lesson, students will read the myth and write similes in the style of the fisherman's song.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Silly Similes
Silly Similes
Worksheet
Silly Similes
Let's get as silly as a goose with these similes! Students will get creative as they finish simple similes with this introductory worksheet. After they finish, give them a chance to share their favorites with the class!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simile Scramble
Simile Scramble
Worksheet
Simile Scramble
These similes got mixed up! With this simile worksheet, students will choose from a selection of words to complete the scrambled similes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphor and Simile Search
Metaphor and Simile Search
Worksheet
Metaphor and Simile Search
Get students thinking figuratively by having them connect their understanding of metaphors and similes to the books they read in class. Students will seek out a metaphor or simile in their reading, consider the quote's context, then explain what they thin
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Sense of Figurative Language 2
Making Sense of Figurative Language 2
Worksheet
Making Sense of Figurative Language 2
Children practice identifying and interpreting one type of figurative language, similes, in nine sample sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
All About Metaphors
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
This worksheet is a slam dunk for metaphors! Your young writer will learn what makes up a metaphor, and then practice making a few of their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Own Similes
Write Your Own Similes
Worksheet
Write Your Own Similes
After introducing similes, give kids a chance to be creative with this writing activity! Students will have fun comparing all kinds of things of their choosing using the prompts, and you'll love watching them use and grow their figurative language skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Sense of Figurative Language 1
Making Sense of Figurative Language 1
Worksheet
Making Sense of Figurative Language 1
Your students will infer the meaning of unknown figurative language examples by using context clues.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
The Twisted Ankle
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
Similes are all around us—sometimes you just need a little context to know how to decipher them! This lighthearted story about a twisted ankle contains two hidden similes. Can your students find them?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examples of Similes
Examples of Similes
Worksheet
Examples of Similes
Are you as quick as lightning? Learn about similes with this fun activity. Pick a simile and draw a picture to represent it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Similes with Linking Words
Writing Similes with Linking Words
Worksheet
Writing Similes with Linking Words
Help your EL students use linking words to write similes!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Similes
Reading & Understanding Similes
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Similes
EL students will read similes and identify how the two things being compared are alike.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Similes with Linking Words
Glossary: Similes with Linking Words
Worksheet
Glossary: Similes with Linking Words
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Similes with Linking Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Similes with Linking Words
Vocabulary Cards: Similes with Linking Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Similes with Linking Words
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Similes with Linking Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Similes

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Poetry would be nowhere without similes. Similes are a way of describing an object by comparing it to another, and they show up a lot in creative writing. Learn how to write a perfect simile, and how they bring life to writing, with our hands-on worksheets and activities. You can brainstorm words to use in them, then try writing some yourself!
Soon after students begin writing, they will want their pieces to be more descriptive and conversational. Similes are a literary tool used to add depth and meaning to any type of writing, including informational and functional. While many students already use them when talking to their friends, they may not know what a simile is or how to identify one.
Similes are used to draw a comparison between two objects. Most of the time, the comparison is not actually accurate, but used as a literary tool to make a point. The purpose of a simile is to paint a picture and give an example.
While they are often confused with metaphors, similes can be identified by the use of the words like or as when drawing the comparison. A metaphor is not a comparison but a statement not to be taken literally. An example of a metaphor would be to say, “That man is a fox.” The man is not literally a fox, but the metaphor states this as fact to convey that he is sneaky. A simile, however, would be to say, “That man is sneaky like a fox.” Again, the man and the fox are really nothing alike, but we use like or as to compare them.
Once they understand what a simile is, students will realize that they hear and read them everyday. Practicing with the above resources from Education.com could help them to understand proper usage of similes in writing as well as every day speaking.