similes | books tagged similes | LibraryThingRead aloud picture books to exemplify how writers use smilies and metaphors to convey meaning. Use these mentor texts to teach similes and metaphors in your writing workshop. And that makes everything feel better. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr Lyrical, evocative language captures a quiet winter evening when the little girl and her Pa treck through the woods to find owls. The Whole Wide World and Me by Toni Yuly A little girl compares herself using very simple text with only a few words per page to the natural world around her. She is a part of the world just like a flower in a field.
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The list below contains the books I have used over the years for teaching figurative language. Some of them are designed to teach about figurative language and some of them are books with figurative language woven naturally into the poem or story. We have a free graphic organizer and figurative language definition cards included in that post. These are books with a purpose of teaching kids about figurative language. Some are explicit, while others are just plain silly and would need a little explanation for some children. The books included below are texts that feature figurative language within the text naturally.
Below are great kids books to use when teaching similes and metaphors to kids of all ages. Children's book authors are well known for peppering their books with similes and metaphors. This is page two of our list. Page one has our favorite similes and metaphors books. If you haven't seen that list yet, check there first in order to see the best books for teaching similes. We'd love to grow this list!
Metaphor and s imile lesson plans can be a lot of fun. There's such an inherent creativity in them! The children's books below can help encourage children's creativity and provide clever 'real world' examples of how they enhance writing! Metaphors and similes are like a box of chocolates-- you never know what the students will come up with. Once the creative juices start flowing, that is. Some students get stuck in the "I can't think of anything" mentality, so it's a good idea to start the writing activity by exposing kids to creative and fun examples. The children's books on this page are great for this.