From Quick as a Cricket book--"I am as..." activity - Kids describe themselves with similes and then add either photographs or drawings of themselves along the sides of the paper. Students will instert their name on the last line. Example, "Put it all together, and you've got Joey!" Don Wood, Language Art, Figures Language, Poem, Building Activities, Kids Describ, Books Quick, Simile Activities, Activities Based
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Another skill chart (Figurative Language - Simile) directly linked to a mentor text - Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe
06/28/'12 This site containes some great ideas to motivate children to write, by providing them with authentic writing purposes. Examples include writing letters and making a holiday planner. Children will really enjoy these writing activities!