Simile Learning Experience – created by 3rd-grade teacher, Jennifer Parisi

Ellie and Lou Gardeners of the Jungle

We are so excited to share this simile lesson plan based on Ellie and Lou – Gardeners of the Jungle.

This fun lesson plan gives young students a familiar introduction to similes.

Similes are a fun lesson when teaching about different types of figurative language.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use Ellie and Lou – Gardeners of the Jungle picture book and the provided resource to identify and generate similes in a variety of contexts.

Related to: English, Imagination, Sentence, Similes, Similes and Metaphors, Study and Reading Skills, Writing

Learning Similes Lesson Plan: Enhancing Writing with Similes

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Simile Lesson – Ellie and Lou Gardeners of the Jungle


Thank you so much, Jennifer, for developing this lesson and sharing it with us for educators to use in their classrooms.


*Jennifer Parisi is a 3rd Grade Teacher and Educational SEL Content Creator.




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Ellie and Lou characters and illustrations are copyrighted.  The material used for this lesson was done so with permission.