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Thursday, June 21, 2012


Simile Poetry is one of my favorite “beginning of the school year” activities. This type of poetry is a simple blend of acrostic poetry

and similes. 

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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  1. This is an interesting idea - I might try it in a second language class this fall! Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching FSL

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  3. I will have to add this to my beginning of the year activity box :)

  4. This is a great idea! I'm teaching my kids about poems, and similes, so it's perfect for me. Thanks for sharing :)