157 slides to help your students identify and create unique similes in their writing. You will not find the boring and trite similes of yesterday. The prompts and support I provide will help your students create unique connections, blending a look into nature with the people common in the lives of your students.
28 lessons increase in complexity, beginning with much scaffolding and ending with independent student writing. Each of the 38 lessons begins with and builds upon an incredible photo from nature (photos that I took while out on local trails): a variety of flowers, a bird on a branch, a caterpillar eating a petal, a feather, a creek, a stump, a fallen leaf, berries, a squirrel eating a nut, a lizard staring at me out of the corner of its eye, a honey bee on a flower, a hummingbird on a branch, a deer on a hillside, a mushroom, tiny water drops on a leaf, a spider’s web glistening in the sunlight, and more. All are cropped and magnified, sure to keep your students’ attention, guaranteed to keep them anticipating the next photo, the next slide, the next simile. Students will explore similes within the context of sentences and increase their descriptive power as you work through this animated, student-centered slideshow.
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If you want more Simile material, then take a look at these:
Similes in Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences
Using Similes to describe Persons, Places or Things
Similes and Nature Photography