Similes & Metaphors

Lincoln Intermediate 5th Grade Data Team 1st Cycle

I can...

  • define smile and metaphor
  • give examples of similes and metaphors
"Similes and Metaphors" by The Bazillions

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Suggested Picture Books to teach Similes and Metaphors


  • Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman and Stephen Gammel

  • A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

  • Nic Bishop Snakes Written and photographed by Nic Bishop

  • The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man By Michael Chabon

  • Up North at the Cabin by Marsha Wilson Chall

  • My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook

  • Locomotive Written and illustrated by Brian Floca

  • The Boss Baby Written and illustrated by Marla Frazee

  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Goble

  • Swamp Angel by Anne Issacs and Paul Zelinsky

  • My Abuelita By Tony Johnston

  • Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes

  • Crazy Like a Fox by Loreen Leedy

  • John Henry by Julius Lester

  • Henry's Freedom Box By Ellen Levine

  • Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.

  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore

  • Zero Written and illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi

  • Mrs. Spitzer's Garden By Edith Pattou

  • My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven

  • My Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil by Hanoch Piven

  • Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

  • Brave as a Mountain Lion by Ann Herbert Scott

  • Old Jake’s Skirts by David Slonim

  • The Faithful Friend by San Souci

  • The Talking Eggs by San Souci

  • Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley

  • Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

  • The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

  • Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood

  • Grandma Essie’s Covered Wagon by David Williams

  • Owl Moon By Jane Yolen

  • Encounter by Jane Yolen

  • Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young