Simile and Metaphor Lesson Plan

Similes and metaphors are the focus of a poetry lesson plan complete with two exercises. Scholars read poetry excerpts, underline comparative phrases, then identify whether it contains a simile or metaphor. They then write five similes and metaphors about themselves. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the lesson during English language arts center rotations, have the site open on classroom computers or individual learning devices 
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment, direct class members to complete the lesson for homework in order to extend the learning process when they return to school 
  • Conduct a Think, Pair, Share to give learners the opportunity to share their similes and metaphors 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is designed to be read and followed by pupils 
  • Poem excerpts need to be printed so learners can underline in exercise one 
  • Words that are hyperlinked take you to an online dictionary
  • The plan provides examples and a thorough explanation of similes and metaphors 
  • The poetry excerpts are displayed in a lighter font that may be difficult to read 
Common Core