A Simile and Metaphor

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Sample Lesson Plan for Teaching Similes and Metaphors Grades

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A Simile and Metaphor Sample Lesson Plan for Teaching Similes and Metaphors Grades: Adaptable to fit a poetry class in grades 5-12Goal: Students should be able to use their knowledge of similes and metaphors to promote their appreciation and understanding of poetry. Objectives : 1. Students will be able to interpret similes and metaphors. 2. Students will be able to write similes and metaphors.3. Students will be able to write similes and metaphors that describe a person from your city, TV, or an era in historyMaterials : Introductory poem with examples of similes and metaphors Sample list of similes and metaphors Introductory questions to stimulate discussion : 1.What are some ways authors write to make their details more vivid? 2.What are some good describing words to describe a (list something)? 3.How can we write things to show comparisions? Introduction Activity : Students should be given definitions of both the simile and metaphor and those definitions should be discussed. Body : 1. Read or display the introductory poem.2. Have the students identify the similes and metaphors and what is being compared. 3. Have the students change the similes to metaphors and the metaphors to similes. 4. Use the list of sample similes and metaphors and have the students identify each. 5. As a class, choose a person from TV or an era in history and write several similes and Lesson Plan 2 Goal: The purpose of this lesson is allow students to read, explore, le

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