Similes and Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors

Similes and metaphors are two types of figurative language that your child will study and use in fourth grade. A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using the word "like" or "as." A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things using the word "is" or "are." Similes and metaphors can be confusing. Be sure to support your child by teaching them the most commonly used ones!
Similes and metaphors are two types of figurative language that your students will study and use in fourth grade. A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using the word "like" or "as." A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things using the word "is" or "are." Similes and metaphors can be especially confusing for English language learners. Be sure to support these students by teaching them the most commonly used ones!
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
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
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
What is a Metaphor?
Worksheet
What is a Metaphor?
Using figurative language is a great way to boost your child's writing skills and creativity. With the help of this worksheet, she'll be a metaphor master.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Metaphors and Similes
Tennyson the Turtle provides a jolly introduction to metaphors and similes! Help your child to identify the figures of speech in this story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Introduction to Similes
Lesson plan
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Math Puzzles and Brain Teasers

Math Puzzles and Brain Teasers

As summer approaches, keep your child engaged and focused with fun yet challenging math activities like puzzles and brain teasers. Use them to review the skills and strategies your child has learned and practiced throughout the school year.
As summer approaches, keep your students engaged and focused with fun yet challenging math activities like puzzles and brain teasers. Review the skills and strategies your students have learned and practiced throughout the school year before proudly sending your students to fourth grade!
Multiplication Puzzles
Worksheet
Multiplication Puzzles
What do you get when you rearrange the puzzle pieces? Featuring a colorful cut and paste puzzle activity, this ain't your average multiplication worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Puzzle Mania!
Worksheet
Math Puzzle Mania!
Math maniacs, these challenging puzzles are for you! These four puzzles are tricky, but are a fun and simpler spin-off of the Ken Ken puzzle.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Puzzle Madness
Worksheet
Math Puzzle Madness
If your child is mad for math, give him a challenge! These math puzzles are tricky, but are a fun and simpler spin-off of the Ken Ken puzzle.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Coral Reef Puzzle
Worksheet
Coral Reef Puzzle
Make multiplication fun with this worksheet that will have your kid build a coral reef, well, a puzzle of one to be precise.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Pre-Algebra Puzzle #1
Worksheet
Pre-Algebra Puzzle #1
Practice your addition and multiplication skills in preparation for factoring equations using these baseball themed puzzles!
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Seven Times Tables Practice
Game
Seven Times Tables Practice
Practice the seven times table with this under the sea bubble-popping game! Kids will have fun identifying the products of these multiplication equations.
3rd grade
Math
Game

Sharing Stories Aloud

Sharing Stories Aloud

Plays and Reader's Theater are fun ways to evaluate your child's ability to fluently speak in front of others. These activities build kids' fluency and encourage creativity and self expression. Challenge your child to read examples of dramas, then write their own following the structure of the genre, including a cast of characters, stage directions, and dialogue.
Plays and Reader's Theater are fun ways to develop — and evaluate — students' speaking fluency, and encourage creativity and self expression. Challenge your class to read examples of dramas and write their own following the structure of the genre.
Play Planner
Worksheet
Play Planner
Use this play planner to give your students a head start on writing their own play!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What’s in a Play?
Worksheet
What’s in a Play?
With this worksheet students will define the importance of play vocabulary words and provide examples.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Acting 101: Learning the Parts of a Script
Worksheet
Acting 101: Learning the Parts of a Script
Designed to give students practice on identifying script components, this worksheet is a great way to help students practice their writing fluency.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: 4th of July
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: 4th of July
Use this Reader’s Theater script to engage your students as they practice reading with expression and accuracy. Your students will work on their fluency and then complete comprehension activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Putting a Play Together!
Lesson plan
Putting a Play Together!
Let’s put it all together! In this lesson, students will explore the different parts of a drama or play. By the end of the lesson they will be able to define terminology related to plays and give examples of the unique genre features!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Analogies

Analogies

An analogy is a comparison of two things, typically used in order to describe or explain something. Analogies help kids write with more sophistication, as well as to think critically, creatively, and logically. Introduce your child to analogies with some engaging figure of speech and writing activities.
An analogy is a comparison of two things, typically used in order to describe or explain something. Analogies help your students write with more sophistication, and to think more critically, creatively, and logically. Introduce your students to analogies with some engaging figure of speech and writing activities.
Working with Analogies
Worksheet
Working with Analogies
Use this resource with your students to practice making connections between words. As your students complete the analogies, they will identify the relationships between words and their meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Analogies 2
Worksheet
Working with Analogies 2
Use this resource with your students to practice identifying relationships between words. As your students complete the analogies, they will notice synonym relationships.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Analogies 3
Worksheet
Working with Analogies 3
Use this exercise with your students to practice identifying seeing how words are connected. As your students complete the analogies, they will notice antonym relationships.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Analogies Worksheet: We're Related!
Worksheet
Analogies Worksheet: We're Related!
This analogies worksheet helps children compare two unlike things. Try our analogies worksheet with your third grader to strengthen reading and writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Analogies: Sweet Comparisons
Worksheet
Analogies: Sweet Comparisons
Is your child a blossoming wordsmith? Challenge them with this analogy worksheet!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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