Similes

  • Grade: Year 6
    Activity type: Tutorial

Similes

Course
English
Grade
Year 6
Section
Grammar
Outcome
Similes
Activity Type
Tutorial
Activity ID
27917

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This activity is not included in United Kingdom – National Curriculum.

You can go to an overview of all the curricula here.

  • Year 3
    • Literature
      • Examining literature

        • ACELT1600 – Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader's reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose

  • Year 5
    • Literature
      • Creating literature

        • ACELT1798 – Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors

  • Year 6
    • Literature
      • Examining literature

        • ACELT1617 – Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse

  • Y4 – Year 4
    • Y4.W – Writing
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y4.W.5 – Using written language features (such as similes and onomatopoeia) and visual language features (such as illustrations and diagrams) to support meaning

  • Y5&6 – Year 5 and 6
    • Y5&6.R – Reading
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y5&6.R.3 – Understanding that words and phrases can have figurative as well as literal meanings and that some words have different meanings depending on the context

        • Y5&6.R.4 – Recognising basic grammatical constructions and understanding how these affect meaning

        • Y5&6.R.5 – Identifying the specific language features and structures of many common continuous and non-continuous text types (including mixed text types)

    • Y5&6 – Writing
      • They draw on knowledge and skills that include:

        • Y5&6.W.2 – Selecting vocabulary that is appropriate to the topic, register, and purpose (e.g., academic and subject-specific vocabulary appropriate for specific learning areas or precise and descriptive words to create a mental image)

        • Y5&6.W.3 – Using written language features (such as emotive vocabulary) and visual language features (such as headings, charts, or maps) to extend or clarify meaning and to engage their audience

        • Y5&6.W.4 – Using their knowledge of how words work (e.g., knowledge of diverse phoneme-grapheme relationships, of common, reliable spelling rules and conventions, and of the meanings and spellings of morphemes), along with their knowledge of word derivations, to fluently and correctly encode most unfamiliar words, including words of many syllables

  • 4 – Grade 4
    • L.4 – Language
      • Literacy

        • L.4.6 – Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

        • L.4.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

          • L.4.4.a – Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

        • L.4.5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

          • L.4.5.a – Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

      • Literacy

        • L.4.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

          • L.4.2.d – Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

      • Literacy

        • L.4.3 – Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

          • L.4.3.a – Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

  • 5 – Grade 5
    • L.5 – Language
      • Literacy

        • L.5.6 – Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

        • L.5.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

          • L.5.4.a – Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

        • L.5.5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

          • L.5.5.a – Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

      • Literacy

        • L.5.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

          • L.5.2.e – Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.