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Introduction to Similes

This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
Grade Subject View aligned standards

Students will understand the concept of a simile and be able to create their own similes.

(10 minutes)
  • Write an example of a simile on the board.
  • Explain that a simile compares two things using the word "like" or "as."
(10 minutes)
  • Hand out the Easy as Pie and Clear as Crystal worksheets.
  • Using the document camera, complete #1 on Clear as Crystal.
  • Have the students underline the two nouns being compared (Chris and mouse).
(15 minutes)
  • Complete any other problems you believe will help the students.
  • Make sure they are underlining the two nouns being compared in each sentence.
  • Allow students to work in pairs on the two sheets.
  • Come back together and go over the answers using the document camera.
(10 minutes)
  • Hand out the Similes worksheet.
  • Have students complete this on their own.
  • Students can write more similes on the back of the worksheet.
  • Enrichment Have students move onto metaphors or personification while going over the answers to the first two worksheets.
  • Support Circulate the room and help students as needed. Give word banks if needed for Simile worksheet.
(10 minutes)
  • Review the answers to the worksheet on the document camera.
  • Assess students' understanding of the lesson content based on how well they did on their worksheets.
(5 minutes)
  • Review the definition of a simile.

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