Character Traits and Similes

Day 2

Do you realize if you sang a song along with the radio on your way to school, you probably already used several forms of figurative language today?  Listen to the songs in this link.  Can you identify specific types of figurative language?  Do you hear any comparisons?  Why do you suppose song artists use figurative language in their lyrics?  “Turn and Talk” with a partner or small group and discuss these questions.

Can you spot the use of similes in My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother? How does it help you as a reader.

Now, find a paragraph in My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. Rewrite the paragraph to include 1-2 similes that will help the reader better visualize or understand the text.