Building Off of Prompts
This worksheet is a creative exercise for students to practice writing similes, a type of figurative language that compares two different things using “like” or “as.” It provides an example of how similes can create vivid imagery, with sentences that compare hair to sunlight and eyes to sapphires. The worksheet then prompts students to write their own similes for four different nouns: a building, a dress, a car, and a blanket. Each line allows space for the students to compose a sentence that uses a simile to bring these objects to life through descriptive imagery.
The worksheet is designed to teach students how to craft similes that add detail and sensory depth to their writing. It encourages them to think imaginatively and draw on their experiences to find comparisons that illuminate and enhance the objects described. By composing similes, students learn to use language in a more expressive and engaging way. This activity also helps them understand the power of similes in creating strong mental images, thereby improving their overall descriptive writing skills.