Comparing and Interpreting Similes and Metaphors

Comparing and Interpreting Similes and Metaphors

Identifying and Interpreting Similes Standards: 4th: R 3.5 5th: R1.5 6th: R 1.2 7th: R 1.1 8th: R 1.1 Learning Objective Today we will identify1 and interpret2 similes. 1 find 2 make meaning from

What are we going to do today? P/S Compare these two pictures. Think about how they are alike. Pair-share with your partner. Write one (adjective) descriptive word on your whiteboard that describes both pictures. chili sun The chili and the sun are both___________. Today we will be using a specific kind of figurative language called similes.

APK A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as. Example(s): Cold lemonade is as refreshing as a dip in the pool. Playing chess with Ashley is like trying to outsmart a computer. His temper was as explosive as a volcano. Non-example: I like pizza. concept

R-A-J What is a simile? Which is an example of a simile? A. Shes as fast as lightning. B. We like to play games. How did you know that? Its important to identify and interpret similes because they make language more dramatic in fewer words.

they help you understand and appreciate poetry. they help us to better understand or see what the author is saying. 45 What literary device is used they are tested on the CST. in lines 1012 of Sheepdog (When the Shepherds whistle / Which reason is most important to you? You can give me one of my reasons or one of your own. P/S releases her, / shes off, like an arrow, running east. . .)?

A metaphor B simile C symbol D pun Steps to identify and interpret similes: 1. Read the sentence(s) 2. Identify and underline what is being compared. 3. Identify the type of figurative language: If like or as is used = simile

4. Interpret using textual clues. She listens to the teacher and always seems to have the answers. Karen has a mind trap. _____ like a steel ___________ 1. Read the sentence(s) 2. Identify and underline what is being compared.

3. Identify the type of figurative language: If like or as is used = simile 4. Interpret using textual clues. Interpretation: She remembers everything. Skill/guided practice I do CFU: How did I identify the simile? P/S How did I interpret the simile? P/S The President and his wife arrived at the formal celebration. Her evening ___________

gown ______ sparkled like a diamond. 1. Read the sentence(s) 2. Identify and underline what is being compared. 3. Identify the type of figurative language: If like or as is used = simile 4. Interpret the simile using textual clues. Interpretation: Her gown was beautiful. CFU: How did we identify the simile? P/S How did we interpret the simile? P/S Skill/Guided Practice We do

The baby was like an octopus, _____ ___________ grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. 1. Read the sentence(s) 2. Identify and underline what is being compared. 3. Identify the type of figurative language: If like or as is used = simile 4. Interpret using textual clues. Interpretation: The baby was misbehaving.

Skill/Guided You do CFU: How did you identify the simile? P/S How did you interpret the simile? P/S Extra Guided Practice Paul Bunyan was huge. His feet were as big as boats. It is said that when Paul walked, his footprints formed the Great Lakes. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. They play together at every recess, and often dress the same at

school. Closure What is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as? Why is it important to identify and interpret similes? I walked along the beach and listened to the ocean. My ___________ sadness ________

was as unending as the waves. 1. Read the sentence(s) 2. Identify and underline what is being compared. 3. Identify the type of figurative language: If like or as is used = simile 4. Interpret using textual clues. My interpretation is______________________. Closure: Skill check Independent practice Directions: Read the sentences. Identify the simile and

underline what is being compared. Interpret using textual clues.

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