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, so 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, and including visual supports when possible.
Introduction to Similes
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
What is a Metaphor?
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
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
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
Sorting Similes
Sorting Similes
Game
Sorting Similes
Sort similes as emotions, actions, or appearances.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Sorting Metaphors
Sorting Metaphors
Game
Sorting Metaphors
Help Muggo sort metaphors in this categorization game.
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
Metaphors 1
Metaphors 1
Exercise
Metaphors 1
Students will understand how to identify and use metaphors after they work through this exercise.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

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
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!
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
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
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
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
Boom, Clap! Patterns in the Multiplication Table
Boom, Clap! Patterns in the Multiplication Table
Lesson plan
Boom, Clap! Patterns in the Multiplication Table
BOOM! Have a blast teaching your students how to find and use patterns within the multiplication table to increase fluency with multiplication and build number sense.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Talk About Patterns
Talk About Patterns
Lesson plan
Talk About Patterns
Analyzing and discussing arithmetic patterns builds a strong number sense in your students! Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Boom, Clap! Patterns in the Multiplication Table.*
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Seven Times Tables Practice
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. Encourage them to collaborate and have fun with this activity.
What’s in a Play?
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
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
Play Planner
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
Reader’s Theater: 4th of July
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!
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

Looking Ahead to Summer!

Looking Ahead to Summer!

As the school year comes to a close, your child is surely excited about what lies ahead. There is a whole summer to look forward to, not to mention the start of a brand new year in fourth grade. Connect with your child and support their creativity and writing skills with some fun summer-themed writing activities. Sit back and enjoy seeing how far your young writer has come this year!
As the school year comes to a close, students are surely excited about what lies ahead. They have a whole summer to look forward to, not to mention the start of a brand new year in fourth grade. Connect with your students and let them showcase their creativity and writing skills with engaging summer-themed writing activities. Encourage them to share their work with you and the class, then sit back and enjoy seeing how far they have come as writers this year.
Writing About Summer
Writing About Summer
Worksheet
Writing About Summer
How hot is the summer weather in your town? Celebrate the summer season with this creative writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write About Summer
Write About Summer
Worksheet
Write About Summer
Every kid loves summertime! Keep his writing skills honed and ready for fall with a fun summer writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Future Summer!
Future Summer!
Worksheet
Future Summer!
What will summer vacation be like in the future? Spark your student's sci-fi imagination with this fun prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story: Beach
Fill in the Blanks Story: Beach
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story: Beach
Little storytellers, take a trip to the beach with this fill-in-the-blanks story! Your young writer will practice her parts of speech to finish the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story: Camping
Fill in the Blanks Story: Camping
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story: Camping
Go on a crazy camping adventure with this fill-in-the-blanks story! Your student can practice his parts of speech as he fills in the missing words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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