Similes and Metaphors - BFG / Giant Character Description

This fun, colourful and engaging PowerPoint and accompanying images of giants from the BFG are to be used in conjunction as a whole lesson focusing on similes and metaphors.

Utilised at it's best in KS2, this resource begins by getting children to focus on emotions and thoughts and feelings, going onto show emotions through facial expressions. Classmates then guess the emotion they are trying to portray. Children, with minimal prior knowledge of similes and metaphors, then explore extending sentences using 'like' and 'as'. Talking frames are provided within the PowerPoint.

Shared writing then takes place focusing on the senses and similes to describe the green giant from the sweetcorn tins!

Children then work independently to write their own description of a giant from the BFG using the levelled success criteria provided. Children then assess each other's work through peer marking and evaluation. Metaphor is seen as the 'next step' and the challenge throughout the session.


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Created: Aug 4, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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