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Introduction to Similes
Students will understand the concept of a simile and be able to create their own similes.
- Write an example of a simile on the board.
- Explain that a SimileCompares two things using the word "like" or "as."
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Hand out the Easy as Pie and Clear as Crystal worksheets.
- Using the document camera, complete #1 on Clear as Crystal.
- Have the students underline the two nouns being Compared(Chris and mouse).
Guided practise(15 minutes)
- Complete any other problems you believe will help the students.
- Make sure they are underlining the two nouns being compared in each sentence.
- Allow students to work in pairs on the two sheets.
- Come back together and go over the answers using the document camera.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Hand out the Similes worksheet.
- Have students complete this on their own.
- Students can write more similes on the back of the worksheet.
- EnrichmentHave students move onto metaphors or personification while going over the answers to the first two worksheets.
- SupportCirculate the room and help students as needed. Give word banks if needed for Simile worksheet.
- Review the answers to the worksheet on the document camera.
- Assess students' understanding of the lesson content based on how well they did on their worksheets.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Review the definition of a simile.