Similes & Adjectives (The Twits)

How would you describe the things in these pictures? (Raise your hands).
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How would you describe the things in these pictures? (Raise your hands).

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What are some reasons
to use descriptions?

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Add interest; help the reader form a picture in their mind

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Add some adjectives to this sentence
to make it more interesting:

The dog ran down the road.

Slide 4 - Open question

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Learning outcomes
  • can describe using adjectives
  • can describe using similes
  • can definite simile
  • can write a simile
  • can make a sentence more interesting by adding adjectives and simile

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What do these lyrics have in common?
I’m in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Ed Sheeran
Just like a moth drawn to a flame
Shawn Mendes

Smooth like butter, like a criminal undercover.
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Shine bright like a diamond
Rihanna
You look like a movie, you sound like a song
Adele

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SIMILE
They all have examples of
A way to describe something by comparing it to something else using 'like' or 'as'. 

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Have you noticed anything
about the lyrics?

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If you are really tired, you might be moving as slowly as...
A
a cheetah
B
a snail
C
molasses
D
spaghetti

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If you haven't eaten all day, you might be as hungry as...
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Which one of these sentences is a simile?
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As hungry as a wolf.
B
The quick brown fox.
C
Sally was very sad.
D
The sky at night is dark.

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your turn!

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The book was as exciting as...
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Slide 14 - Open question

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The kitten was soft like a...
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The ... were colourful like...
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The ... were as scary as...
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To make it more interesting... 
              you can combine adjectives and similes

  • The house at the end of the block looked scary.

  • The *** house at the end of the block looked like ---.
         
  • The old house at the end of the block looked like a haunted house straight out of a movie.

         

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The *** lady had a voice like a --.

{*** = an adjective; -- = a noun}
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Slide 19 - Open question

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Make this sentence more interesting using
adjectives and simile:

My friend is shy.
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Fun with Similes 

  1. Write a boring sentence. 
  2. Make your sentence more interesting using adjectives and simile. (The most interesting wins a .... )
  3. Write a simile using something that is related to autumn (leaves, weather, clothes, etc)

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Can you....
  • describe something using adjectives?
  • describe something using a simile?
  • tell someone what a simile is?

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Slide 24 - Video

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The cat was *** and *** and ran like a --.
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The *** -- was as *** as a --.
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What questions do you have?

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The *** lady had a voice like a --.

{*** = an adjective; -- = a noun}
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