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Monday 1st June 2020

L.C: To use similes in descriptions. 

 

What is a simile?

 

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using like or as.

 

A simile is a useful way to describe something without using a long list of adjectives. It can create a vivid image in the reader’s mind, helping to engage and absorb them.

 

'Their food was tough as old boots.'

 

This simile suggests that the food was leathery, dry and impossible to chew.

 

 

Watch the video below.

 

Notice that each description includes as or like.

 

Look at this picture of a kitten. 

 

In your exercise book:

What other similes can you think of to describe the kitten?

*Remember to use as or like 

Now let's use similes in a setting description:

 

In the middle of the beautiful calm countryside, stands a large wooden house, surrounded by lush, green trees and crystal clear water that is as reflective as a mirror. 

 

I have used:

a fronted adverbial for where - In the middle of the beautiful calm countryside,

simile- as reflective as a mirror. 

adjectives - beautiful, lush, green, crystal clear

expanded noun phrase - a large wooden house,

 

 

Now let's look at this picture:

What do you think is behind the door?

 

In your exercise book:

Write a description about what could be on the other side. 

Include:

Fronted adverbials for where

A simile (use as or like)

Adjectives

An expanded noun phrase

 

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