Free simile worksheets to help your students develop their figurative language skills in English. Similes are so important in writing because they help create images within stories. You can use similes to develop characters or to set the scene. They’re simple to use and great for students’ writing. Explicitly teach your children how to identify similes and how to use them effectively in their writing. Use these simile worksheets to give your students the practice they need. These worksheets have students identifying similes, using similes and comparing similes to metaphors. Click on the images below to be taken to pages that have a range of worksheets.