Similes and Metaphors
From the Set English Grammar
The key to making literacy more exciting is finding ways to liven up the written word. Students will be amazed to see how certain figures of speech can add creativity to the simplest of sentences. Discover how similes and metaphors can paint vivid pictures that are sure to make both reading and writing more pleasurable. Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful photos, a table of contents, sources for further research including websites, information about the author, activities for further learning, and an index.
- What Is a Simile?
- Similes Using Like
- Similes Using As
- Blind as a Bat, Sly as a Fox
- Really Long Similes
- Simile Jokes
- What Is a Metaphor?
- Chickens, Monkeys, and Hogs
- Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
- The World Is Your Oyster
- Fun with Similes and Metaphors
- How to Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of English Grammar from School Library Journal on November 1, 2019
This series takes a deep dive into the mechanics of language, from pronouns to punctuation to similes and metaphors. Each volume uses entertaining and often humorous examples of the grammatical concept, which is highlighted with colorful text so that readers can see it used authentically and in context. Photographs that support the different examples and bold graphics are a prominent part of the page layout. There are also interactive prompts for students to apply and practice what they have learned. Titles are very thorough in describing each topic and its relationship to other grammatical and spelling rules; as a result, their extended text length and more complex topics may be too arduous for struggling readers. VERDICT While a solid and comprehensive exploration of the English language, this series, written at a third grade reading level, may not be accessible for a hi-lo audience but for beginning readers.
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.