Simile vs. Metaphor
Students will understand and recognize the similarities and differences between similes and metaphors.
- Have students each create a T-chart on lined paper to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between similes and metaphors.
- Create a T-chart on the board.
- Have students volunteer to share their thoughts and create a class version of their T-charts.
- Advise students to add to their charts as needed.
- Remind students that similes are analogies that compare two things using “like” or “as.” Also remind them that metaphors are analogies that compare two unlike things without using “like” or “as”
- Explain to students that in this lesson, they will identify and explain the meanings of similes and metaphors and create a writing of their own that uses both.