John Henry – Tall Tale Activities on Metaphors and Similes


Students will learn about metaphors and similes while reading the tall tale John Henry. Students will also create their own John Henry diorama pop-up book.

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John Henry is the perfect tall tale to teach your students about metaphors and similes. A tall tale passage about John Henry is included in this lesson. Students can complete activities to practice identifying metaphors and similes, and even create one of their own. This is a great reading comprehension lesson on metaphors and similes. At the end of the lesson there is an activity that lets students create beautiful foldable pop-up books of John Henry. This activity is perfect for close reading lessons as well.

This activity has been updated and contains both digital and printable versions using Easel.


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