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New York State Education Department

TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to use precise language? Participants explore this question in the fourth activity in a series of 15 on effective instruction. Perfect for all content areas, the activity promotes appropriate language choice through...
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Handout
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Loudoun County Public Schools

Figurative Language Packet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

More Reasons to Love Valentine's Day

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Heart-themed curriculum connections that your class will fall in love with.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Cross Out Paragraph Puzzle One: To Keep it Secret

For Students 4th - 6th
Slightly confusing upon first glance, this lesson is actually a neat idea! Present your learners with a series of sentences (at the top of the page), and have them follow the directions to cross out adverbs, verbs in the past tense, etc....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

"The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Compare real events from Mark Twain's life to events in the story. Middle school readers identify point-of-view, its purpose, and its reliability by citing two examples. They describe the tone of the story using four examples and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Pre-AP Strategies for Spanish Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Take a break from vocabulary development and have your Spanish scholars immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What are common Spanish proverbs? In short sessions over the course of a few weeks, the class will learn about different...
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Activity
PBS

Reading Adventure Pack: Money

For Parents 3rd Standards
Money is the topic of a reading adventure pack. Third graders read two books—one fiction, one non-fiction—and complete a series of activities. Learners draw an item they wish to save money for, examine coins to start a collection, and...
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Learning for Justice

Maya Angelou

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise", offers young scholars an opportunity to consider how poets use literary devices to create powerful messages. After a close reading and discussion of the poem, class members reflect on how they can...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Fluency: Phrases, Fleeting Phrases

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
An activity boosts readers' fluency in reading common phrases and idioms. Peers time one another and track their progress using phrase cards and record sheets.
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Assessment
Fluence Learning

Writing a Narrative: Two Frogs

For Students 2nd Standards
Three options offer young writers the opportunity to read a short story, answer questions, and write a response. A handy language arts resource focuses on reading comprehension and analyziing the story's lesson: look before you leap. 
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Lesson Plan
ESL Library

Intermediate Kwanzaa

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As part of a study of holiday traditions, language learners read about the creation of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate traditional African values.
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Activity
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Florida Center for Reading Research

Vocabulary: Words in Context, Pun Fun

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Scholars explore a variety of texts to locate wordplay. Partners read their selections and discuss meanings.
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PPT
Hamilton Schools

Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What's the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Show language arts learners a presentation that identifies different types of figurative language used in poetry.
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Lesson Plan
English is a Piece of Cake

Emotional Intelligence

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How would you describe a great leader? Explore the theme of leadership with a unit that focuses on emotional intelligence, and how great leaders have a strong sense of emotional intelligence.
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Worksheet
E Reading Worksheets

Idioms

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
This idiom worksheet will give your reluctant grammarians a change of heart about figurative language. Scholars read 15 sentences and then write the meaning of the idiom and the sentence in the space provided.
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Worksheet
Super Teacher Worksheets

Idioms

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
If figurative language makes your kids feel blue or under the weather, use an activity focused on idioms to help them feel on top of the world. Kids complete a chart with seven idiomatic phrases, adding the meaning of each along with an...
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Handout
Amazon Web Services

Idiom Dictionary

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Examining idioms is a peace of cake when using this graphic organizer! Here, grammarians identify an idiom and use it in a sentence. Then they investigate its literal meaning versus its figurative meaning, and accompany each one with a...
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Handout
Wordoful.com

List of Idioms and Phrases

For Students K - 12th
Good idioms are a dime a dozen. A 19-page list is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to figurative language and idiomatic phrases. So don't get a chip on your shoulder and dive in; learning what idioms really mean is a piece of cake!
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Worksheet
E Reading Worksheets

Idioms Test

For Students 6th - 8th
How well do your class members understand the figurative meaning of idioms? Find out with this 15 question multiple choice assessment.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Practice Book O

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
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Worksheet
ESL Library

Mardi Gras

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the festivity of Mardi Gras with a series of reading and writing assignments. As class members read a passage about the history of Mardi Gras and the way it's celebrated around the world, they answer comprehension questions,...
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Proverbs and Adages: What’s the Meaning?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Your kids have probably heard these idioms before, but do they know what they mean? Help them learn that haste makes waste, an ill wind blows no good, and that ignorance is bliss with a list of popular expressions.
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to find the silver lining in a learning exercise about common proverbs and adages. Learners read six popular adages and write their literal definitions on the lines provided.
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Finish the Proverbs and Adages

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
How many common idioms do you know? Test your knowledge with a set of ten phrases to complete. The idioms range in difficulty level, making it a good challenge for even advanced readers.