Similes and Metaphors

Got simile? In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn how to make comparisons as Tim and Moby introduce you to those famous literary devices, similes and metaphors! Learn how to understand poetry better and improve your own writing as you discover which device says something is LIKE another and which says something IS another. You’ll also find out how a simile can make a connection between two ideas, why metaphors don’t always need to make sense, and how imagery can cut back on the amount of description you need. Now complete this sentence: Moby is like a ... (Hint: It’s not “big orange robot!”)

Poetic Imagery Lesson Plan: Writing a Poem About the Five Senses

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources and devices of poetic imagery to learn how to use appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate information to different audiences for different purposes. Students will explore the importance of providing sufficient details and appropriate depth of elaboration for clear understanding. They will then use poetic devices (such as imagery, rhyme, simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, and onomatopoeia) to create a poem about the five senses. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Similes & Metaphors Lesson Plan: How Does Figurative Language Enhance Writing?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to compare and contrast similes and metaphors. Students will explore how authors use similes and metaphors to enhance communication, and practice using these techniques in their own writing. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Exploring Similes Lesson Plan: Enhancing Writing with Similes

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and generate similes in a variety of contexts. Students will also explain the purpose of similes and their uses to enhance writing. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Dr. King, Similes and Metaphors Lesson Plan: Identifying Literary Conventions in a Historical Speech

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 to 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the purpose of similes. Students will identify examples of simile use in specific historical texts and recognize the power of literary conventions in a historically significant speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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