This is a great activity for figurative language and poetic devices. I have used it at multiple grade levels as a mini lesson for onomatopoeia, rhyming, alliteration, similes, metaphors, and personification. This activity includes a detailed key with extension questions for several of the examples. I use the extension questions as a way to increase rigor while checking the assignment. I like this assignment because it is easy to grade and easy to assess any confusion. There are multiple ways to use this assignment.
1) Start the assignment with the students as guided practice. Have students complete in class independently then check the assignment with the extension questions. Students can take home the worksheet and create their own examples, but opposite. For example, the simile “His breath stank like a garbage truck.” Now, the student must write a simile about someone having good breath.
2) Another way to increase rigor is have students explain their answers.
3) This is a good skill specific assignment for tutorials or extra practice.
4) This is also a very good quiz.