Lesson Plan

Simile and Metaphor

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Young poets use word cards to prompt a metaphor poem comparing to very dissimilar items.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask writers to illustrate their poems and then post their work about the classroom
  • Collect all the poems into a book for the classroom library
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity does not include any discussion of the difference between similes and metaphors
  • The things listed on the five cards give writers a starting place
  • Engaging the whole class in the opening activity models how to use the cards to generate similes and metaphors for their poems
  • Complete directions, templates for the subject cards, and a worksheet are included in the resource
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