Find out how similes can sweeten your child's writing work with these online simile exercises. Similes are a way of comparing one thing to another in a poetic way, and they make writing more interesting to read. Help your child learn what some similes mean in these interactive quizzes. For more writing help, try similes' sister figure of speech, the metaphor.
A simile's a handy writing tool for making stories more dramatic. Similes are ways of comparing one item to another to help describe it better: "the stars sparkled like diamonds," "the dog's fur was white as snow," "My pillow was as soft as a cloud." Similes are a step up for budding writers, challenging them to to practice following rules, but to flex their creative muscles. Work on identifying and understanding how to use similes with our simile exercises. These online exercises, a digital upgrade of physical worksheets, will have kids running through some quick drills that make sure they understand the meaning of some common similes. They're straight and to the point, and a quick addition to homework or to help combat summer slide. For a fun challenge, have your student move on to metaphors after so they can see how else to make their writing more descriptive.