Students will be able to identify and write their own similes.
Students will be able to describe a person with descriptive adjectives and similes using a graphic organizer and sentence frames.
Facilitate a Think-Pair-Share by asking students to silently think about what it means to describe something. Have them turn and talk to a partner to share their answers. Then, call on students to share out their ideas with the class. Confirm and rephrase student answers as needed.
Explain that when we describe something, we are giving information about it. We use certain words to describe how it acts, looks, and feels.
Share a student-friendly language objective by reading it aloud (I can decribe a person using descriptive words). Have learners choral read the language objective. Explain that during today's lesson, they will learn what new words mean and their parts of speech, so that they can use them correctly in speaking and writing.