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Lesson Plan

Getting to Know Similes by ECSDM


Course, Subject

English Language Arts, Foreign Language, English as a Second Language

Grade Levels

Intermediate, 6th Grade, 7th Grade


Materials & Web Resources

SMART Board, SMART Notebook, projector, laptop, worksheets, read aloud book, Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Likeby Jay Williams, notebooks and pencils.

Description

In this lesson, students will become familiar with similes. Students will analyze a variety of sentences to identify similes. They will also have the opportunity to create their own simile sentences orally and in writing. Please be advised that this lesson may take up to two weeks to complete.

Topic

Finding Similes

Objective

Students will locate and identify similes in text and relate similes to their own experiences and the world around them.

Duration of Lesson

2 weeks

Procedures

  • The teacher will introduce the definition of a simile using the attached SMART Notebook.
  • Teacher will explain and model how to write a simile (Please see attached notebook).
  • Afterwards, the students will participate in creating similes orally and in written form on the SMART Board. (Please see attached Notebook for lesson progression and student activities).
  • After a few days, the teacher will introduce vocabulary words from the read aloud book. (Please refer to attached SMART Notebook).
  • The instructor will then read the story while the students listen for similes.
  • Students can record similes they hear in their composition notebooks during the reading.
  • In addition, students will find similes in poetry and interpret them. Students will analyze a variety of sentences to identify similes. They will also have the opportunity to create their own simile sentences orally and in writing, using the SMART Notebook. Students may insert blank pages in Notebook as needed.

Assessment

Students will describe themselves and create their own simile poem. Assessment will be made upon completion of their project.


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