A poster to use with young students when teaching similes.
Use this poster when teaching young students about similes.
Similes are one of the most commonly used literary devices by authors and poets. It refers to the practice of comparing two objects based on things they have in common and using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ in the comparison statement. An example of a simile is ‘The boy is as slow as a snail.’
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
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