4th Grade Spotlight: Mrs. Eickholt's Class

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McKenna, Kelton and Chloe share about an activity in Mrs. Eickholt's class.

Written by: McKenna, Kelton, and Chloe

Do you know what a simile is? Do you know what a metaphor is? Well the students of Mrs. Eickholt’s classroom know! A simile is when you compare two things that are not alike.  The key to a simile is that you compare them using the words “like” or “as”. For example, I’m hungry like a wolf.  You are comparing yourself to a wolf using the word, “like.” A metaphor is when you compare two things that are not alike without using the words, “like”or “as”.  An example of a metaphor is, “Life is a highway.” You are comparing life to a highway without using the words like or as. Are you singing the song yet?

We wrote at least four similes and metaphors about ourselves and then we made a self portrait to show the similes and metaphors. I (McKenna) wrote, “My hair is as bright as the sun.  I (Kelton) wrote, “My eyes are like the color of wheat.”  I (Chloe) wrote, “My nose is a faucet.”

This was an exciting experience with similes and metaphors. All of the students in Mrs. Eickholt’s class were really into this project.

 

Let’s test your knowledge of similes and metaphors:

  1. My hair is as bright as the sun. Simile or Metaphor

  2. My eyes are like the color of wheat.  Simile or Metaphor

  3. My nose is a faucet.  Simile or Metaphor

 

Answer Key: 1.Simile. 2. Simile 3. Metaphor


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