Teachers are always
looking for new, innovative ways to teach their students. Metaphors for Kids is a resource tool developed by My Word
Wizard that teachers can incorporate into their lesson plans to teach
poetry to kids.
poetry at an early age can be beneficial to a
child's educational development. It helps them exercise their creative
muscles and teaches them how to express themselves in new and exciting
might even consider have your students read their writings aloud in
class as a way to encourage their public speaking skills.
Try teaching some of the ideas presented below and
then have your students submit their own work to be shown on My Word
This type of language device is a figure
of speech that uses an image, story, or tangible entity to represent an
intangible concept such as an idea or a quality. They may also
achieve their meaning through comparison or resemblence of an
intangible concept. For example, 'Ashley is a steamroller is
metaphor comparing a person's tenacity with that of a steamroller.
is very forceful
Ashley is a steamroller
Provide the aforementioned example to your students on how to add a
to a sentence. Then, have your students read each orginial sentence and
revise the sentence to include a metaphor for each. Ask them to
underline the metaphor to ensure they are including one in each