I use this as an introductory lesson to similes. First, I explain what a simile is and give examples. The class brainstorms examples of similes and I write them on the board. Next, I make up a silly mystery story of a thief taking something from the school. For example, someone took Mrs. Smith’s fish. I have the kids close their eyes and think about what the thief would look like and then have kids jot down their individual ideas about how to describe the thief using similes. We do another short brainstorm with the entire class and write a few examples on the board. After that, I give the kids the Simile Wanted Poster and have them draw a picture of their villain. Using the sentence frames, students fill in the blank to create similes that describe their drawing. I tell kids they can only use a word once. I also give guidance as to words that are unacceptable. Students will write two complete sentences using similes at the bottom of the worksheet.