A simile is a figure of speech. It compares two different things in an interesting way. We use ‘as’ or ‘like’ for comparison. It adds a spark to writing and makes it more interesting in a listener’s mind. Let’s take a few examples so that the meaning of simile is clear to you.
The baby is playful.
The baby is as playful as a kitten.
The clothes I bought from America are cheap.
The clothes I bought from America are cheap as dirt.
My great grandfather is very old.
My great grandfather is as old as the hills.
My dad is a wise man.
My dad is wise as an owl.
I am warm under my blanket.
I am warm as a toast under my blanket.
Do you see how the above simile examples add a punch to otherwise normal sentences?
The above ‘simile meaning‘ anchor chart’ can be used to stick on the wall of your classroom.
As sharp as a needle
As lazy as a pig
As big as an elephant
As funny as a clown
Encourage your students to use simile in sentences.
There are 6 simile picture card sheets with 4 cards printed on each sheet. That makes it 24 cards in all. You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these picture cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.
I have used very simple simile examples in this pack which is easy and can be used in everyday life situations.
Vegetables and fruits are also used for comparison.
As cool as a cucumber
As sweet as honey
As sweet as sugar
As red as a beetroot
As red as a tomato
As tall as a giraffe
As busy as a bee
As sweet as honey
As brave as a lion
Do try the ‘Similes worksheets’ Pack I have just prepared. It has a simile list above and four interesting worksheets that will give your child ample practice for using a simile.
As slow as a snail
As slow as a tortoise
As black as coal
As black as a crow
As black as night
As clear as crystal
As clear as day
As clear as a bell
As clear as water
As clear as glass
Do you see that there are so many ways we can compare something that is black or clear or slow?
You can download the above simile worksheet from this ‘Vocabulary Pack.’
The above simile worksheet can be downloaded from the ‘Common Nouns Pack.’
I hope this lesson has helped you understand the meaning of simile.