After teaching students what a simile is in poetry, they can complete this activity. You can use any poem of your choice that has at least four similes in it. Break your class up into small cooperative groups and have them identify four similes from the poem and then interpret the meaning of each (page one). On the back page, the group will pick one simile to illustrate using pencils, crayons, markers, whatever they choose. This is a fun activity and works well. I have been observed doing this lesson and got an excellent review. You must download the preview file. The preview file is the second page to this activity.