Teacher Lesson Plan

Teaching Metaphors

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.

Learning 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 ways.

You 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 Wizard!


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 a metaphor comparing a person's tenacity with that of a steamroller.


Original Sentence                            Sentence with metaphor

Ashley is very forceful Ashley is a steamroller
TASK: Provide the aforementioned example to your students on how to add a metaphor 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 sentence!

Metaphors for Teachers

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