Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Brief Description: Students will demonstrate their understanding of similes by creating a comic.
Know Before You Start: Students will need a basic understanding of similes prior to the lesson.
Read and discuss the sample comics. How do the comparisons “as different as night and day” and “like an angry monster” help us get a better understanding of the characters? Which simile is more do you think is more effective? Why?
Discuss with students that similes are figures of speech that compare two different things in an interesting way using the word "like" or "as."
Provide students with similes from a current text being read in class or from the similes provided.
Ask students to select one of the similes and create a comic that demonstrates its meaning.
Closure: Project the created comics and ask students what each simile means. Is the simile effective?
Allow students to use speech-to-text feature as needed.
Provide sentence frames for students.
Enrichment activity- have students come up with their own similes to demonstrate.