Contributor Robin Neal

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Teacher Guide
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Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eighth grade, Ninth grade, Tenth grade, Eleventh grade, Twelfth grade
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For students, learning about metaphors and similes can sometimes feel like doing taxes on April 14. Or picking blueberries under a sweltering summer sun while wearing a corduroy three piece suit. One way to move beyond simple definitions of these terms is by playing a game that helps students understand the power of comparison and why using it well adds such style, life, and efficiency to our writing. The game is a simple one. Pair students and give them two random nouns to compare. They have five minutes to list as many similarities as they can.