SIMILESNot your average description!
What’s an adjective?…a word that describes! What’s the adjective in these sentences? (Ask yourself: “What is it like? Ho...
Now, find the adjectives in     these sentences!The house was as silent as the grave.The dog as big as an elephant.The ...
Do you know what these     phrases mean?…as silent as the grave.     REALLY quiet, like a grave!…as big as an elephant. ...
These are              SIMILES!Similes are descriptions that compare one thing to another!They are like SUPER adjectives...
Let’s try some!  Figure out the word in the blank                                FIREThe pan was as hot as ______________...
Let’s make our own!“As quick as ???”   Think of other things that are quick or fast.   Make sure it is one many people ...
A few more…“As fat as ???”         Now, make                      THREE sentences                        using some of“A...
Now, let’s do the reverse! YOU THINK OF THE ADJECTIVE! For example… Bill Gates!    RICH“As _____ as Bill Gates”
Try it!“ as _______ as lightening”        Fast, quick, bright…“as ________ as a SKY student”        Smart, lucky…“as __...
Now, back toour vision boards… Let’s make an acrostic for our         names using similes!
AcrosticAn acrostic is a type of   My poem.The first letter of                            Very every line spells out    ...
Examples…
Make an acrostic for these words:     Dog          Dunsan    Study          Music    Food           Korea   Beach  ...
People often make acrosticswith their NAMES!
Let’s make simile acrostics with our  names that can go on our vision boards to remind us who we are!   First…            ...
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Vision Board Lesson 3/4: Similes and Acrostics

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Vision Board Lesson 3/4: Similes and Acrostics

  1. 1. SIMILESNot your average description!
  2. 2. What’s an adjective?…a word that describes! What’s the adjective in these sentences? (Ask yourself: “What is it like? How is it?”) The bag is big. The mountain is high. She has a long red dress. The bus went down the winding road.
  3. 3. Now, find the adjectives in these sentences!The house was as silent as the grave.The dog as big as an elephant.The students were as busy as a bee.
  4. 4. Do you know what these phrases mean?…as silent as the grave. REALLY quiet, like a grave!…as big as an elephant. REALLY big, like an elephant!…as busy as a bee. REALLY busy, like a bee going from flower to flower!
  5. 5. These are SIMILES!Similes are descriptions that compare one thing to another!They are like SUPER adjectives!Similes always use “like” or “as … as”
  6. 6. Let’s try some! Figure out the word in the blank FIREThe pan was as hot as _______________. ICEThe floor was as cold as ______________. SILKHer skin was as smooth as _____________. FEATHERMy suitcase is as light as a ______________.
  7. 7. Let’s make our own!“As quick as ???”  Think of other things that are quick or fast.  Make sure it is one many people could understand.“As white as ???” What are some things that are white?“As slow as ???” What are some things that are slow?
  8. 8. A few more…“As fat as ???” Now, make THREE sentences using some of“As gentle as ???” the similes you just made!“As sweet as ???”“As smelly as ???”
  9. 9. Now, let’s do the reverse! YOU THINK OF THE ADJECTIVE! For example… Bill Gates! RICH“As _____ as Bill Gates”
  10. 10. Try it!“ as _______ as lightening” Fast, quick, bright…“as ________ as a SKY student” Smart, lucky…“as _________ Ddeok” Sticky, tasty…“as _________ as a mouse” Small, cute, tiny…
  11. 11. Now, back toour vision boards… Let’s make an acrostic for our names using similes!
  12. 12. AcrosticAn acrostic is a type of My poem.The first letter of Very every line spells out Excellent another message or Mother word. JustPeople often use acrostics to Served remember things for Us quizzes or tests…For example, the planets! Nachos
  13. 13. Examples…
  14. 14. Make an acrostic for these words: Dog Dunsan Study Music Food Korea Beach Dance City Love
  15. 15. People often make acrosticswith their NAMES!
  16. 16. Let’s make simile acrostics with our names that can go on our vision boards to remind us who we are! First… Second…  ADD the SIMILE!  Think of an adjective for each letter of your  Think of something first name! that matches with the adjective you choose! M arvelous as a _______________. E nergetic as a ________________. R omantic as a ________________. E xciting as a ________________. D evoted like a ________________. I nteresting as a _______________. T hankful as a _________________. H appy as a ___________________.

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