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    Same book, Rebecca
    By Mariella

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    I was going to suggest the same book Rebecca suggested - Quick as a Cricket, which has been in my own children's collection (pretty handy). After a brief explanation of what a simile is and does (using familiar ones - "busy as a bee" "sweet as honey", etc.), I would give them sentences or phrases with their own names and characteristics - John is as tall as ________ . Sandy's eyes are as blue as _______ . David can run as fast as ____________. and let them all work at filling in a good word to make a simile that helps create a strong visual picture. And then, I might have each student draw one of the similes they've developed (the illustrations in Quick as a Cricket are wonderful and vivid and might help inspire them as to how they could do this).

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