This activity can be used while reading from the picture book, The Wretched Stone, by Chris Van Allsburg. Students will use very basic note-taking skills, create a simple sketch, and make an inference as to what the stone symbolizes in the story.
This presentation introduces all the literary devices with a special emphasis on similes, metaphors, and personification. Also, included are guided practice opportunities for similes and metaphors. Links to additional practice and quizzes are