Today I am linking up with Amanda and Stacia from Collaboration Cuties for Must Read Mentor Texts.
In these books, a boy describes important people (and animals) in his life with some very descriptive similes. Here is an example of how he describes his dad.
Following the description, there is an illustration of the person (or animal) that uses all of the items from the similes.
After I share these books with my class, I have students write their own similes to describe someone they know. Afterwards, they really have fun creating their own illustrations.
There are many good books out there that incorporate similes as well as other figurative language. I find my students pointing out similes in their novels and our read aloud constantly after we go over them in class. These books provide a fun way to provide direct instruction on this skill.
I'm off to see all the other wonderful language arts books. I have a real weakness for these. My Amazon cart is overflowing.