Using similes

These activities have been designed to support the teaching of English at key stage 2.

The activities will enable the teacher to:

  • explore the term "simile"
  • share similes with the class
  • provide exercises on new similes using established models

Within each of the activities further information can be accessed in order to develop pupils' knowledge, support the lesson or for research.


  • text level - reading comprehension
  • to understand the use of figurative language in poetry and prose
  • locate use of simile

English programme of study: writing section 3: language development (sub-section 5)

Starter activity

Main session part 1

Main session part 2


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