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134 resources with the keyterm similes

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Circle the Simile

For Students 5th - 7th
Figurative language is a welcome addition to creative writing. Clearly describe similes with this worksheet. For each of 10 example sentences, learners have to identify what is being compared. An answer key is provided with this great...
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Matthew Henson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the work of Matthew Henson, an African American who traveled to the North Pole with Robert Peary. After reading the story "Matthew Henson" by Maryann N. Weidt, learners answer questions by drawing inferences and conclusions,...
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Similes and Metaphors

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This fantastic presentation on similes and metaphors would be ideal for blossoming writers. Learners receive excellent instruction on these terms and are given a meaningful activity to do in their workbooks at the end of the PowerPoint....
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Quick as a Cricket Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Teaching young learners about similes is easy as pie with this primary grade language arts lesson. Following a class reading of the children's book, Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, young readers learn the definition of a simile as...
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Similes and Metaphors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It only takes 90 seconds for this student to explain the differences between a simile and a metaphor. He gives examples of different phrases, along with helpful definition.
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Similes & Metaphors

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Similes and metaphors are the focus of a 57-slide presentation that your class members should find engaging. Although your students may find the musical selections dated, the color coding highlights the similes and metaphors found in...
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The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Play around with figurative language in an interactive PowerPoint with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme! Review definitions of similes, metaphors, and idioms. Then, learners answer 15 multiple-choice questions where they must decide what type of...
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Simile Practice

For Students 6th - 8th
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...
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Composing and Illustrating Homeric Similes

For Teachers 9th Standards
If you're beginning The Odyssey and would like to address figurative language and basic story elements, this resource could be useful. Over the course of two days, class members identify the main events, explore characters, identify...
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Using Verbs in Comparisons

For Students 4th - 5th
Before your young writers feel comfortable creating similes and metaphors on their own, provide them with this worksheet to give them some extra guidance. They'll complete the comparisons provided with words from the word bank, creating...
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Similar Similes

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Investigate with your class how similes are figures of speech that use the words as and like as visual terms. They use this knowledge to complete a worksheet where they write some similes of their own. Be sure to download the attached...
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Volcano Similes

For Students 2nd - 4th
Young writers learn about similes and read some examples using the topic of volcanoes. They write 10 similes of their own and choose one to illustrate. The graphic design of the sheet is clean, promoting focus and clarity.
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"The Hidden Feast"

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry

For Students 6th - 10th
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Friend and Foe

For Teachers 4th
From fishing to forest fires, this lesson plan includes all kinds of scenarios for you to discuss with your ELD students. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Salmon Summer," "Wildfires," and "Skylark") help beginning, intermediate, and...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk

For Teachers 2nd
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well...
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Poetry Common Elements

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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.
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The Outsiders

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders complete a variety of activities related to the first two chapters of the book The Outsiders. They define metaphor, simile, idiom, and hyperbole, and take a vocabulary pre-quiz. In small groups, they write a character...
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Identifying Descriptive Writing Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do authors make stories so great? With figures of speech and descriptive language, of course. Young readers identify the techniques that specific authors use to enhance their written descriptions. The site Writesville is used to...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Similes and Synonyms are the focus of this language arts presentation. After being introduced to similes and how they work, young writers practice writing similes about the sun by using phrases such as, "The sun is like a golden ring...
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Synonyms - How Authors Make Comparisons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A very good 13-slide presentation on similes and metaphors is here for you. It introduces young poets to each term, gives examples, and prompts them to work together to identify similes and metaphors in several different sentences.
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Similes with Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write or dance a simile to show the relationship between two unlike nouns. In this simile and grammar lesson, 5th graders explore dance movements and identify smooth and sharp energy examples. Students review similes and...
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Fairy Tale Similes

For Students 2nd - 4th
Discuss similes in fairy tales using a simple worksheet. Learners take a look at the fairy tales they have read, talk about the definition of a simile, and list examples. Then, they create an illustration for one of the similes they have...
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Figurative Language: Similes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How does one identify a simile, and why is it important to understand what they are? Here's a very basic review. This short presentation defines the term, provides examples, and gives learners a chance to identify which two things are...