A poster providing a definition and examples of similies.
Print this poster out in A3 or larger. Display it in your classroom as a visual reminder of similes.
A simile uses the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Literature > Craft and Structure > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.A
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.A
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
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