This fall, Chabot Elementary 3rd, 4th & 5th graders explored our "Take My Portrait" curriculum.
The prompt used is called "Paint a Word Portrait". We had some discussions & practice-runs with "metaphor" and "simile," and then the kids were asked to use these techniques to describe the physical features of someone in their lives they care about - read some excerpts below!
"Fran and Leto had small, black eyes like basalt drenched in water..." -Rocco
"Her eyes were clear like two circles of jicama..." -Lumumba
"Her eyes were like two curled up rolly-pollies" -Zora
"Zelda had eyes like the ocean after a storm." -Eliana