After state testing is finally completed ( yahoo!!!! ), we focus on different types of poetry and art genres. For similes, students rotate from different stations and complete a sensory chart. The stations are themed for summer activities ( movies, beach, books, food, sports)
Students complete each simile on the chart:
The students explore the items at the station and complete the chart. Below is an example of a student at the "beach" station ( sand, pail, bucket of salty water ). The student is an intermediate learner.
Looks like a land full of gold
Feels like tiny rocks
Sounds like fish jumping in the water
Tastes like dirty bath water