Similes Figurative Language

Similes Figurative Language

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Help students learn all about SIMILES through this step-by-step method. Once you introduce the anchor chart and students take notes, work together in a whole group. Then practice and apply using the steps. Depending on your group, you may want to differentiate with the steps. (See explanation below.) This resource is available in PDF, PowerPoint, and GOOGLE SLIDES.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

1. ANCHOR CHART: Introduce Similes by using the anchor chart. Have a discussion: What is a simile?

2. MENTOR TEXT: Use mentor text to point out similes. There is suggested list. If you have several books, place them in groups and have students find the similes. (See the graphic organizer)

3. SLOGAN AND LYRICS ACTIVITY: Did you know that similes are found in ad slogans and song lyrics? SEE the GRAPHIC ORGANIZER that can be used for research. There is a Simile Slogan Graphic Organizer to be used at the end of the unit. I provide a list of catchy similes found in advertising and songs.

4. TAKE NOTES: Printable: Choose one of the differentiated interactive notebook pages or use the mini-anchor chart for the student notebooks. GOOGLE AND PPT: Fill in the boxes.

5. ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustrate the simile in each section. (Not included in digital)

6. PRACTICE PAGES: The practice is set up in a step-by-step process with #1 practice being the easiest. Use all three practices OR DIFFERENTIATE: You may opt to use Practice 1 for struggling students, Practice 2 for students on level, and Practice 3 for higher achievers.

PRACTICE 1- STEPS 1-3 – IDENTIFY

PRACTICE 2- STEPS 1-4 – IDENTIFY AND APPLY WITH INCREASING DIFFICULTY

PRACTICE 3- STEPS 1-5 – IDENTIFY AND APPLY WITH INCREASING DIFFICULTY

7. TASK CARDS: These can be placed in groups or centers. GOOGLE AND POWERPOINT: You may want students to print the answer key if it is too difficult to go back and forth to write the answers.

8. GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS: (About You / Slogan / Any topic) These can be used after Step 5 once students know how to apply.

9. ASSESSMENT: Assess the students’ knowledge. DIFFERENTIATE: For struggling students, you may want to ask them to find 5 instead of 10 examples from Step 3. You may want to cross off sections 4 and 5 or ask for less responses. GOOGLE AND POWERPOINT: If you don’t want students to have access to the quiz while practicing, cut and paste it into a separate file.

 

HOW ARE THE STEPS SET UP?

STEP 1: IDENTIFY- Underline the key words that make the similes.

STEP 2: IDENTIFY- Write the words of the two things being compared.

STEP 3: IDENTIFY- Find the similes in a story.

STEP 4: APPLY- Finish the simile.

STEP 5: APPLY- Write a simile for a specific topic.

 

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