SIMILES & METAPHORS: Same and/or Different ?

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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37 pages
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Introducing Figurative Language's Similes and Metaphors is a great start and easy for your children to learn.

Since these two descriptors are about comparisons, I thought Similes would be a good start. Simile Savvy: Parts 1 ~ 5 leads your learners on a developmental path for understanding as does Metaphor Matters: Parts 1 ~ 4. Emphasizing their similarities and differences can be done with the addition and/or omission of the words “as” and “like”.

Included in this Similes & Metaphors’ CLAMDiggers Unit are:

  • front & back covers for booklet use
  • a thematic literature list of trade books
  • a general instructional lesson plan for using specified trade books with introductory ideas
  • 9 hands-on interactive activities with instructions written on an independent upper elementary level

You can utilize this unit as:

  • whole group instruction
  • small group instruction
  • cooperative groups
  • center time activities
  • partner sharing
  • independent study

This 37-page Similes & Metaphors Study:

  • follows Bloom’s learning sequence for Higher Order Thinking
  • has multiple hands-on, extension activities
  • engages the learner in reading, writing, and problem-solving
  • encourages Critical Thinking Skills: classifying, explaining, evaluating, etc.

Use the Making Sense of Similes & Metaphor Meanings Freebie to include more examples of these two forms of Figurative Language.

Prepare for engagement and laughter!

You can, also, read a Figurative Language Overview on my website.

Don’t forget to check out my other Figurative Language Products & Freebies.

Please let me hear from you with any comments, concerns and/or questions.

Thank you so much!

Mz. Bizzy Lizzy

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37 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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