This is a member of about 55 other activity templates that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. This template uses the following multiple intelligences: linguistic, interpersonal or intrapersonal. This template was designed as a mixed ability level cooperative learning activity for middle school but if you want the students to work individually, you can delete step one which states the student roles.
It starts off like all of the others in the series with students choosing roles: writer, reader, taskmaster and timekeeper. The students will read the rubric before they begin. A simplified explanation is provided about what a simile is and an example is given. The students will create a simile for each piece of content the teacher has inputted into the template. After they are done writing, they will revise. The total time for this activity will depend on how many similes the students will be writing. It is assumed there will be five which makes the total time 60 minutes. Each step has a time limit that will help students stay on task and move them along. There is a rubric provided to help you grade.
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Choose four of these templates and allow your students to choose the one they want to do in order to differentiate instruction and increase interest.
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Simile Activity Template and Rubric
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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