Beacon Lesson Plan Library

Simile About Me

Cheryl Carasick
Marion County Schools

Description

Students identify and write similes in a fun and memorable way!

Objectives

The student understands similes, symbols, and idiomatic language.

Materials

-Lined Paper
-Unlined Paper
-One worksheet for each student (Associated File)
-Pencil
-Paper
-Crayons
-Copy of Example of Similes (Associated File)
-Examples titled: Example of Student's Work #1 and Example of Student Work #2 in the Associated File

Preparations

1. Have one worksheet printed for each student. (Associated File)
2. Distribute materials.
3. Duplicate examples if needed. (Associated File)

Procedures

NOTE: Only similes are taught in this lesson.

1) Inform students that they will be learning about similes today. A simile is a figure of speech that, like metaphor, compares unlike things in order to describe something. Similes do not state that something is another thing, however. Instead, they compare using the word "like" or "as." Read some examples of similes. Have students listen for key words such as like and as.

2) Discuss with the students similes that can be used to describe items found on your school campus. See the list of examples titled simile examples in the Associated File.

3) Allow students to read similes aloud and then to substitute examples of their own to make the comparisons.

4) Give students the worksheet titled Similes About Me Worksheet in the Associated File.

5) Circulate and assist students who are struggling. When they have finished, allow students to share their favorite similes with a neighbor or aloud to the class.

6) Have students draw a picture of their faces using exactly what their similes say to describe themselves. To view an example of students' work, see the examples called Student's Work in the Associated File.

7) Have students share their similes and pictures.

Assessments

NOTE: This lesson only assesses similes.

Formatively assess on the final project. The following criteria can be used to for assessment:
5 = All five sentences form similes and/or all pictures accurately displays the written similes.
4 = 4 out of the 5 sentences form similes and/or 4 out of 5 pictures accurately display the written similes.
3 =3 out of the 5 sentences form similes and/or 3 out of 5 pictures accurately display the written similes.
2 =2 out of the 5 sentences form similes and/or 2 out of 5 pictures accurately display the written similes.
1 or 0= 1 or 0 of the 5 sentences forms a simile and/or none of the pictures accurately displays the written similes.

Students who have difficulty will need additional feedback and practice opportunities.

Web Links

Students are able to read and create their own similes!
BBC Education

Attached Files

Similes About Me Worksheet     File Extension: pdf

Example of Student's Work #1     File Extension: pdf

Example of Student's Work #2     File Extension: pdf

Examples of Similes     File Extension: pdf

Return to the Beacon Lesson Plan Library.