Lesson: Similie Comparisons

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Lesson Objective

Objective: Students will be able to identify a simile as a comparison of two words and identify whether the comparison is a good comparison or a bad comparison.

Lesson Plan

 

Objective:  Students will be able to identify a simile as a comparison of two words and identify whether the comparison is a good comparison or a bad comparison. 

 

Do-Now:  Think of something that means something to you.  Write down three things you can compare it to and three things you can’t compare it to. 

 

Connection:  Every day we compare things in our life, we may compare how we feel to someone else, or how someone else treats us, but with our words and vocabulary we can actually compare two words by writing a simile.  When we write a simile we are adding an element of literary terms that compare two unlike things. We also are enhancing our writing by adding similies because we are usally giving the reader something to relate it to that hasn't been usually compared with. 

 

Teach:  Define what a simile is.

Give examples of similes, use the links of similes to show examples.

Write a few similies with the students you can have them describe different things in their classroom. Make sure they understand the concept as to why people use similies. 

 

Model:  how you can find a simile and then judge whether it is a good simile or a bad simile.  We want to make sure that students are able to differentiate what they are comparing to.

Show how you can pull out the two things that are being compared.  Write them in a sheet that looks like the sheet the students will do in independent work. 

 

Independent Work:  Give the students a list of similes and have them fill out the review chart.

Students can then write similes of their own

Or find places in their poems to insert similes

Students will write similies and then identify what they are comparing to.


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