This 4 page stencil explores the meaning of similes and metaphors. To ensure students are able to distinguish between a simile and a metaphor, I included a page with 4 popular poems which include powerful similes and metaphors. Students have to underline all similes and squiggle the metaphors.
Students will actually enjoy the next writing activity! They have to create sample extended metaphors. Samples are given, and students have a chance to create their very own following clear instructions! My students actually had fun creating their own metaphor poems! Some of them created 10 short ones! How rewarding!