This PowerPoint slide show teaches students how to interpret and write similes using 'like' and 'as'. The presentation begins with examples of similes, then guides students through interpreting several comparisons using 'like' and 'as'. Next, students are asked to complete several sentences with similes of their own, using the context hints provided. This slide show keeps students engaged with a colorful hot air balloon theme and a variety of text colors and entrance animations. After viewing and discussing this lesson, your students will be ready to interpret similes in text and incorporate similes into their own writing.