This short PowerPoint introduces metaphors
in a way that makes this type of figurative language clearly understandable to middle grade students by using common Valentine's Day sayings as examples. The slides include a definition of metaphor, examples, and opportunities for students to practice. They demonstrate how students can draw the literal meaning of a saying to show that it is a metaphor.
With a Valentine's Day theme, the presentation is bright and colorful.
Also see more holiday themed resources
at Classroom in the Middle including informational text activities and task cards.
And here you will find more resources for more on teaching figurative language
from Classroom in the Middle