Teaching Similes with a Tune - Mandy Neal

Teaching Similes with a Tune

Have you ever heard Everything At Once by Lenka? I’m not sure where I came across this song, it may have been on a commercial, but the moment I heard it I knew this catchy tune would catch my students’ attention. This song is composed of similes. Today was the first time that I shared it with my class. They instantly loved it and wanted to hear it over and over again, of course!

We were revisiting similes so it wasn’t anything new. Once they listened to it a couple of times, I had them pick their favorite one and compare it to something or someone. They were able to use names of classmates only if they were granted permission from them personally.

Here are a few examples of their work:

I’m pretty sure my fourth graders won’t forget what a simile is any time soon!


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