Figurative language gets a workout with this unit!
While similes compare different things using the words AS, LIKE, or THAN, metaphors make the same comparison without the use of these words.
Example: The sunlight was like a shower of gold on the garden. The sunlight was a shower of gold on the garden.
The activities in this unit not only teach students to differentiate between similes and metaphors, they demonstrate that such comparison language is an excellent way to add color and interest to writing and conversation.
The 27 lessons featured progress in difficulty and utilize techniques including creating original phrases, using them in sentences, and understanding what they mean when used as comparisons.