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Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #1
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #1
Worksheet
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #1
Children work with two forms of figurative language in this grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Similes
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Similes
Game
Muggo's Brain: Sorting Similes
Kids categorize similes by emotions, actions, and appearances.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Figurative Language Practice
Figurative Language Practice
Worksheet
Figurative Language Practice
Students will learn to identify and interpret similes, metaphors, and personification in writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes: Easy as Pie
Similes: Easy as Pie
Worksheet
Similes: Easy as Pie
If someone loses their glasses, are they as blind as a bee or a bat? This fill-in-the-blank worksheet introduces your child to popular similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
This third grade independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Figurative Language
Figurative Language
Guided Lesson
Figurative Language
As students begin to read more sophisticated texts, understanding how authors use figurative language becomes critical. In this unit, students will revisit some of the figurative language they learned in fourth grade and also study some new ones too, including onomatopoeia, hyperbole, puns and oxymorons. Analyzing how figurative language is used in texts will help readers apply what they have learned.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Simile or Metaphor
Simile or Metaphor
Worksheet
Simile or Metaphor
Can you tell the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Students will seek to distinguish between—and determine the meanings of—simple similes and metaphors with this multiple choice activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Prepare learners for their fifth grade year with the help of this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Help budding fourth graders prepare for a new year of learning with the help of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Scrambled Similes
Scrambled Similes
Worksheet
Scrambled Similes
This worksheet will help your child understand what similes are, and she'll even get to use her imagination to write some of her own!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sorting Similes
Sorting Similes
Game
Sorting Similes
Sort similes as emotions, actions, or appearances.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Similes 1
Similes 1
Exercise
Similes 1
Once students get underway with this Education.com exercise, learning about similes is easy as pie.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain
Game
Sorting Similes in Muggo's Brain
Help kids learn about similes with this sorting game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #2
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #2
Worksheet
Mixed Practice: Similes and Metaphors #2
Children work with two forms of figurative language in this grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Word Meaning 1
Word Meaning 1
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 1
This year, third graders will be taking their vocabulary to new heights and exploring such concepts as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification. This guided lesson in vocabulary and figurative language offers clear and practical definitions of new words and expressions, along with plenty of practice opportunities. Understanding vocabulary and figurative language deepens reading comprehension skills and enriches the writing process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Figurative Language
Figurative Language
Workbook
Figurative Language
Descriptive language and metaphoric phrases take the spotlight in this workbook. Kids use new vocabulary and common phrases to tackle writing skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Learners discover the magic of figurative language in this reading and writing exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Similes: Clear as Crystal
Worksheet
Similes: Clear as Crystal
As quiet as a mouse or as quiet as a cucumber? Kids will learn the definition of a simile, then use pictures as clues to complete the similes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet explores topics in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science for a well-rounded review of third grade curriculum.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Metaphors and Similes
Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Metaphors and Similes
Children are introduced to Tennyson the Turtle, a reptile who likes to use metaphors and similes, in this appealing worksheet!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Meaning 2
Word Meaning 2
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 2
Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Ideal for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet includes figurative language examples and definitions on the first page, and a second full page of questions and tasks that can be used to check for understanding.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silly Similes
Silly Similes
Worksheet
Silly Similes
Let's get as silly as a goose with these similes! Students will get creative as they finish simple similes with this introductory worksheet. After they finish, give them a chance to share their favorites with the class!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Similes

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Poetry would be nowhere without similes. Similes are a way of describing an object by comparing it to another, and they show up a lot in creative writing. Learn how to write a perfect simile, and how they bring life to writing, with our hands-on worksheets and activities. You can brainstorm words to use in them, then try writing some yourself!
Soon after students begin writing, they will want their pieces to be more descriptive and conversational. Similes are a literary tool used to add depth and meaning to any type of writing, including informational and functional. While many students already use them when talking to their friends, they may not know what a simile is or how to identify one.
Similes are used to draw a comparison between two objects. Most of the time, the comparison is not actually accurate, but used as a literary tool to make a point. The purpose of a simile is to paint a picture and give an example.
While they are often confused with metaphors, similes can be identified by the use of the words like or as when drawing the comparison. A metaphor is not a comparison but a statement not to be taken literally. An example of a metaphor would be to say, “That man is a fox.” The man is not literally a fox, but the metaphor states this as fact to convey that he is sneaky. A simile, however, would be to say, “That man is sneaky like a fox.” Again, the man and the fox are really nothing alike, but we use like or as to compare them.
Once they understand what a simile is, students will realize that they hear and read them everyday. Practicing with the above resources from Education.com could help them to understand proper usage of similes in writing as well as every day speaking.