Similes and Metaphors KS2 PPT Lesson


A PowerPoint based lesson for suitable for KS2 on similes and metaphors. This lesson is linked to the following English national curriculum reading comprehension objectives:
• Discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination (Year 3 and 4)
• Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader (Year 5 and 6)

This lesson is also useful for helping pupils to understand how to use similes and metaphors in their own writing.


The PowerPoint contains:
• Clear explanation
• Three high quality classic text extracts which contain examples of how similes and metaphors are used in writing. Useful for discussion and analysis.
• Three activities which require pupils to demonstrate their understanding of and use similes and metaphors.
• Reflection questions enabling pupils to recap and consolidate their understanding at the end of the lesson.

This PPT is fully editable giving you the flexibility to adjust aspects of the lesson to suit the needs of your pupils if required.