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266 resources with the keyterm idioms

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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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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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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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Next To A Mailbox

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Grover chases a mailbox in his attempt to demonstrate what the concept “next to” means. As part of a lesson on prepositional phrases, this video could be a great means of showing what this particular expression means. Children could even...
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Reading Center: Wake-up Scooterville

For Teachers 2nd
Looking for a good language arts instructional activity that also has an environmental theme? Then, this instructional activity is for you! The book, Wake up Scooterville, is read to the students. After hearing the story, learners...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Hit the Nail on the Head"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
What does it mean to hit the nail on the head? Bring figurative language to your middle school class with a video about idioms. Young readers learn to interpret certain phrases figuratively, based on context clues throughout the text....
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Straw that Broke the Camel's Back"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The final video in a series about idioms features strategies about figurative language and context clues. Eighth graders can use these strategies for unfamiliar phrases that they might see in poems or stories. Especially helpful for...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Getting One's Foot in the Door"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Get your foot in the door with a video on idioms! Perfect for both beginning and advanced language arts learners, the video demonstrates how to interpret idioms based on context clues. A worthwhile addition to a unit on poetry,...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Water Under the Bridge"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
It's all water under the bridge! Show your language arts class how to identify and define idioms. With a video just over four minutes long, learners review the concept of figurative vs. literal language, and use context clues to...
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Understanding Figurative Language: " Put on the Back Burner"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Show your middle schoolers that some phrases aren't meant to be taken literally. The third video in a five-video series, it demonstrates how to interpret idioms such as "put it on the back burner." You could pair the video with an idiom...
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Lesson 3: Idioms

For Teachers 2nd Standards
You're as cute as a bug. But are you really as cute as a bug? Bugs aren't cute! Idioms are fun nonliteral phrases that mean something different than the words they contain. Second graders learn about idioms as they read the book, More...
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Go Free or Die: Figurative Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Figures of speech, sensory details, and academic language are all targeted while reading Chapter Two of J. Ferris’ Go Free or Die. First, learners engage in an exercise to practice describing with detail. Then, partners use a chart to...
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Theater: Create a Script

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Figurative language is the focus in the book Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia. After reading Peggy Parish's book, class members dramatize idioms from the text, using dramatic strategies such as characterization, exaggeration, and improvisation....
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The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Play around with figurative language in an interactive PowerPoint with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme! Review definitions of similes, metaphors, and idioms. Then, learners answer 15 multiple-choice questions where they must decide what type of...
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Eating Up Idioms

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Ah, food idioms! Now that sounds tasty. Class members read and discuss various food-related idioms, create an illustration of a food-related idiom, and develop a class book or bulletin board to celebrate figurative language and National...
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Idioms for ELLs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Idioms can be confusing for kids, let alone kids learning English! They use the Visual Thesaurus to assist them in figuring out the meanings of some common English language idioms. They create visual images to present their assigned...
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Idioms

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After a brief definition of idioms, you will find three multiple-choice questions to test student understanding of different expressions. At the end of the PowerPoint, there is a list of more common idioms and their meanings and a list...
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Sayings and Phrases for 6th Grade

For Students 4th - 7th
Though nothing will come of nothing, this worksheet on common sayings and idioms surely won't get your nose out of joint. Pupils will find themselves on tenderhooks as they define each saying, proving that little strokes fell great oaks....
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Sayings and Phrases for 6th Grade, Part 2

For Students 5th - 9th
Teach your class that a fool and his money are soon parted with this worksheet about cliches and sayings. While they might be tempted to look a gift horse in the mouth, they really shouldn't cut off their noses to spite their faces, as...
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English Expressions Quiz: Online

For Students 4th - 7th
An online worksheet provides opportunities to assess comprehension of 10 common adages like "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" or "Variety is the spice of life." Learners complete a multiple choice quiz (and can check their...
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Sayings and Phrases

For Students 2nd - 8th
What do different idioms mean? The class illustrates two quotes, discusses their meanings, and then draws a picture of what is being said. They then interpret and use their own words to explain what each of the given sayings means. The...
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Comparisons: Well-Known Sayings

For Students 3rd - 5th
How familiar is your class with basic idioms? Eight idioms and their explanations are listed here, and learners must match each explanation with the correct idiom. Looking for a way to extend this activity? Have your learners choose one...
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Common Idioms 5

For Students 3rd - 7th
If you have been analyzing idioms, you can assess your learners' grasp of their figurative meanings with this 10-question matching exercise. Or you could give the sheet to groups to foster discussion about literal versus figurative...
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Idioms: What Does This Mean?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Why do we need to know the meaning of idioms? Discuss common idioms with your learners by showing this PowerPoint. Each slide focuses on a single idiom. Encourage your learners to create their own meaning before showing its known...