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Simile Worksheets

A simile is a comparison between two different things using the word "like" or "as." Common Core State Standards require students to be able to identify and analyze similes and other figurative language techniques at around the third or fourth grade level. Many of the simile worksheets that I've found online are very basic and intended for students at the early levels of figurative language study. My worksheets are a bit more rigorous in the language that is used (which draws from classic and modern poetry) as well as the performance task required: in these worksheets students are to identify the two things being compared in each simile and then explain what the speaker was attempting to express in literal language. This forces students to truly consider the meaning of the simile in addition to identifying it. If you find that the language used in these worksheets is too challenging for your students, feel free to download the .rtf files and modify them for your classroom.

Simile Worksheet 1
Looking for a worksheet on similes? Here's one with 10 problems. Students identify the two things being compared in each example and then explain the literal idea expressed. This worksheet will give your class a dose of double-sided fun.
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Simile Worksheet 2
Here are another 10 simile problems in which your students must identify the two things being compared and explain the literal idea that each simile expresses. These worksheet are a great way to reinforce a lesson about similes.
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Simile Worksheet 3
This is another simile worksheet with 10 more problems to give your students useful practice with analyzing similes. Students decode each simile and explain what idea the writer is expressing.
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5 Comments

  1. navjeet

     /  March 22, 2017

    good

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  2. dashiya robinson

     /  November 10, 2015

    A simile is a sentence that uses like or as and combining the two sentences about any subject

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    • Please don’t confuse a simile with a complex sentence. Similes make comparisons between two dissimilar things using the words like or as.

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  3. jcriner@ccs135.com

     /  October 22, 2015

    Thank you. I hope to use this for my class.

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