|Rainy Day in Paris|
Gustave Caillebotte, 1877
Recently I asked them to work with their stories, adding a few similes using the worksheet I created below. Here are some of the examples my fourth and fifth grade students added to their stories, the simile portions are underlined.
- So he took out his slingshot and shot the sparrow with the aim of a skilled archer.
- With the roar of a lion he demanded to know how he had become rich so suddenly.
- As quick as a squirrel the older brother began to climb, and climb, and climb.
- The woods were as dark as an evil castle.
- She went home as sad as a dog without food.
- As softly as a mouse she asked her, “Do you see him? Do you see my brother?”
- Her face healed as fast as butter melted.
- In days long ago, the sky was as close to Earth as a little boy is to his mother.
It was a good exercise for them to further visualize details about their characters and setting
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