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Similes and Metaphors Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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30 (+digital activities and quiz)
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This print-and-go resource is a comprehensive similes and metaphors resource - it includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED to teach your students about the difference between similes and metaphors.

This similes and metaphors resource includes 2 teaching posters, a student note sheet, 5 Interactive Notebook Pieces, 24 Task Cards (plus 12 blank for you to print and customize), a formal assessment, and exit tickets. Full answer keys are also provided.

UPDATE: This resource is now formatted for digital learning through Google classroom. This download includes links to a Google slides presentation and activities, as well as a self-grading quiz in Google forms. The third page of the resource includes the links you'll need.

Similes and metaphors are important parts of figurative language. They add richness to a student's vocabulary comprehension, writing skills, and critical thinking abilities.

The activities included are fun and engaging and will provide your students with valuable practice and reinforcement of the concept of similes and metaphors.

Resource includes:

  • Similes Poster
  • Metaphor Poster
  • Student note-taking sheet
  • 5 interactive notebook pieces – with student directions and answer keys
  • 24 simile and metaphor task cards
  • 12 blank cards for you to print and customize
  • Student Tracking sheet
  • Task cards answer key
  • Similes & Metaphors Quiz
  • Exit Tickets (4 to a page)
  • DIGITAL posters and note-taking sheet
  • DIGITAL practice activities
  • DIGITAL self-grading quiz

Notes to the teacher:

These Interactive Notebook pieces are DIFFERENTIATED!

Have your students write in the definition in their notebooks, on the lines provided, or have them glue down the pre-written answers (helpful for ESL learners)

Task cards 1-8 ask students to identify similes, 9-16 to identify what is being compared in a metaphor, and 17-24 to differentiate between similes and metaphors. I have also included 12 blank cards for you to print and customize. 

Classroom Uses:

• Scoot game

• Scavenger Hunt

• Center activity

This download is for one classroom use only. If you have a friend or coworker who would like to use these activities in the classroom, you can buy a second license at a discount. Go to "My Purchases" and purchase a second license. Thank-you for your cooperation.

Resources created by: Jessica Lawler

Read more on my website: Joy in the Journey

Total Pages
30 (+digital activities and quiz)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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.


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