Reflection: Student Feedback Poetry: Similes - Section 4: Practicing the Skill


While this is definitely one of the easier concepts we’re covering in this unit, it can also be one of the trickiest. Students quickly get in the habit of simply scanning for the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ and counting that as a simile. From the beginning, I try to get to students to understand that the comparison word is the link. If they don’t see an object, person, thing, etc. on either side, then the link is broken and you don’t have a simile. I have students circle ‘like’ or ‘as’ and then make sure they can identify and underline the nouns on either side that complete the chain. 

  Not Just Any 'Like' or 'As'
  Student Feedback: Not Just Any 'Like' or 'As'
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Poetry: Similes

Unit 16: Poetry and Figurative Language
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: SWBAT recognize the term of the day in a short poetry passage and practice using it in a writing activity.

Big Idea: After learning the definition of simile, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

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