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This is a clever worksheet for using similes to describe characters


Language Arts  


5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  

Title – Using Similies to Describe Characters Worksheet
By – Jill McDougall (Children’s Book Author)
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 5-12


      Writers often used similes to describe a character’s features.
      These are similes:

Nose like an ancient potato
Hair like an exploding volcano
Voice like a howling werewolf
Eyes like a faraway sky
Moved as fast as a tornado

      Authors use similes to give more information about a character. In my novel


      the dad is a baker and he’s shaped like a giant bun.
      Match the simile with the character type:

Face like a crushed cornflake glamourous
Fists like giant rocks puny and weak
Legs like skyscrapers tall
Fingernails like polished jewels wrinkled and old
Thin as a nail file big and strong

Describing Characters with Similies Worksheet

  1. On the back of the page, draw your character. Put in as much detail as you can. Think about their nose, lips, ears, legs, hands…
  2. Choose three aspects of your character from this list:
    hair nose face lips eyes ears
    hands legs voice laugh way of moving
  3. Make up similes describing these aspects of your character that match his or her personality:




  4. Write a paragraph describing your character. Use at least one simile.

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