Biblical Similes

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Biblical Similes introduces students to the concept of a simile and how to identify and use similes properly. Students will learn through biblical examples how to figure out what a simile means.

There are several suggestions in the “Options for Lesson” section that you can use in your class, either in addition to as alternatives for the activities in the lesson plan. One such suggestion is to have students write personal similes on slips of paper and display them for others to read. You can also create a page of questions for students to share with family members. The family members will then give their answers in the form of a simile.

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What our Biblical Similes lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Biblical Similes teaches students how define, identify, and use similes using examples from the Bible. During the lesson, students will be able to create and write their own similes. By the end, they will understand what a simile is and be able to use one correctly.

This lesson contains three content pages. It starts off by explaining what a simile is and why people use them. Students will then discover how to identify a simile, by looking for the words like or as. The lesson provides several examples from the Bible and explains a few of their meanings.

CREATE A SIMILE ACTIVITY

For the activity worksheet, students will draw pictures that match similes. The first worksheet page displays two boxes with biblical similes that students will draw pictures for. The second page contains two boxes where students will write their own similes. The first box can be any comparison they like. The second one must be from a Bible verse. Students can work with a partner for this activity if you prefer.

ANALYZE THE SIMILES PRACTICE WORKSHEET

The practice page divides into a few sections. The first section requires students to match five similes to the meaning they represent. Then students must complete five sentences with the appropriate simile. Next, they must match five similes to the correct opposite comparison. There are two sentences containing similes that students must explain at the bottom of the page.

The second practice worksheet page requires students to read several passages and underline any similes they find.

BIBLICAL SIMILES HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

The are also two sections on the homework worksheet. For the first part, students must read 10 sentences. They will explain what each simile in the sentence means. They can use parents or others to help them. The second part requires students to complete sentences by filling in their own similes that they create.

Additional information

grade-level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

subject

Reading

State Educational Standards

LB.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5, LB.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5, LB.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5, LB.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your stat