Adding Comparisons & Similes to Strengthen Word Choice
Vivid and unique phrasing sometimes comes in figurative language use, like similes. After reading Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored Days or Jane Cabrera’s Cat’s Colors, second grade teacher Linda Rodenbarger (from Portage Schools) then discusses with her students the power of including comparisons in their writing. Adding adjectives and similes helps the reader visualize the topic. The read aloud is followed with a simple activity page she created.