Simile Poetry is one of my favorite “beginning of the school year” activities. This type of poetry is a simple blend of acrostic poetry
Have each student write his/her name down the left side of a piece of paper. Using each letter as the first letter in a phrase, s/he writes a series of similes that describe him/herself.
Simile poems are a great way to get to know your students, or at least gain some insight into their self-images. A display of these poems is a big hit at the fall open house. Keep these poems in your students’ portfolios. Repeat the assignment at the end of the year and enjoy comparing the two.
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