1. Topic-
Similes (Literacy)
2. Content-
Understanding what similes are and using them to create their own poems.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Recognize a simile.
2. Write their own similes.
3. Write their own poems using similes.
4. Objectives-
1. Write their own similes.
2. Expand their vocabulary.
3.Write poems using similes.
5. Materials and Aids-
White board, workbooks.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Write the following similes on the board:
As free as a bird.
As cold as ice.
As blind as a bat.
As cunning as a fox.

B. Development-

1.Talk to the students about what is written on the board.
2.Do these words bring any image to your mind? Do you know what these are?
3.Explain that these are similes. A simile is way of describing something by comparing it to something else. Revise the similes. A bird flying is free, it can go any where it wants to go, nothing is stopping it.
Ice is cold, hence the comparison. Bats are blind, which is why this fact is used in a simile. Fox is a cunning animal.
4.Explain that writers use figurative and expressive language to create images for the reader. Example, Harry Potter, when reading it did their mind create images? While reading Snow White did their ming create images?

C. Practice-

1. Divide them into groups and have them create their own similes.
2. Check each groups work and guide them through it.
3.Have them read the poem on page 136 in their workbook. Explain that this is a poem that only has similes in it. Also have them read Flint. These are simple poems using simple similes. Read them a few times for them to become clear.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Can you write a poem?
2.Look at the similes on page 138, choose similes and write a simple poem.
3.They can consult each other but have to produce their own poems.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Don't say you cannot do it.
2.You can write a simple poem.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Check their progress.
2.See how they are doing. Help those who are stuck.

G. Closure-

Ask them questions regarding the lesson.
1.What is a simile? Can you repeat some similes that you read today?
2.Any questions?
7. Evaluation-
1.Check their work. Those who have not done well need to give it another try.

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