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  1. Literacy Poems LI… To interpret similes To write similes to describe people in your family, a film or a program

  2. What is a simile? a simile is a comparison of two unlike things, typically marked by the use of the words like or as...

  3. My name was called, I went as cold as ice. My stomach spun, like a fairground ride. I felt sick. The head teacher glared, her face as black as thunder. The whole school looked at me. Stand up’, she said. Shaking like an earthquake, all the eyes in the room watched as I stood. My head swam. My hands were wet. Did you do this?’ I was asked loudly. ‘Yes’ I whispered, as quiet as a mouse. ‘See me after assembly!’ I sat down like a heavy stone. All the eyes in the room sat down with me. I couldn’t look up and stared at the floor. ‘It wasn’t just me.’ I thought to myself. ‘But what can I do?’ One tear fell, and then more came like rain. Being Told off by Fiona Tomlinson

  4. Recap… on poem and structure How many stanzas did the poem have? Is there a regular repeated pattern? What was the poem about?

  5. recap… on poem The use of similes in the Poem When we say something is like something else we are using a simile. Similes contain the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. They can be used to make our writing more interesting or humorous. Can you remember any examples of similes in the poem?

  6. Let's look at some visual examples the head teacher glared, her face was as black as thunder my stomach spun like a fairground ride shaking like an earthquake

  7. Some more visual examples My name was called, I went as cold as ice One tear fell, then many more fell like rain

  8. How well do you understand similes? http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/using_similes/eng/Introduction/MainSessionPart1.htm

  9. Let’s do some together… She is as sweet as sugar. His arms are as thin as a rake. Add similes to describe a person hair as.................as...................... ears as ............... as ............. ……. eyes as .............. as ........................ nose as ............. as ....................... mouth as ............ as........................ hands as ............. as....................... body as ...............as…………......... legs as ................as………….......... feet as ................ as.................... .. It is as light as a feather