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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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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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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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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 learning exercise 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...
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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...
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Irish Idioms Exercise

For Students 7th - 11th
Whether or not it’s St. Patrick’s Day, whether or not your pupils are studying the Gaeilge, they will have a great fun with this worksheet of Irish Idioms. An answer sheet is provided. That’s grand!
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Let's Focus on Idioms

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Get online and explore idioms. Your class will use the Internet to locate, choose, and illustrate their favorite idioms. They make a class PowerPoint with illustrations for their idioms and explain the meaning of each. A great way to...
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Idioms Quiz: Anatomy-Based Expressions

For Students 6th - 7th
An online worksheet provides opportunities to assess comprehension of 10 common adages based on anatomy vocabulary. Learners complete a multiple choice quiz (and can check answers with a single click) about the meaning of common...
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Four Common Sayings and Phrases

For Students 4th - 8th
In this four common sayings and phrases activity, students discuss 4 common sayings with the teacher, then illustrate a literal and a metaphorical expression of each one.
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Proverb Test

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this entertaining worksheet in your class after a lesson on proverbs or as a fun activity after a test. Students read each question and think of the proverb or expression that best fits the description. Have them work in teams or...
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Sayings and Phrases, Part 6

For Students 6th - 9th
Strike while the iron is hot with this lesson about common sayings and phrases. Proving that there's more than one way to skin a cat, the activity shows students that a stitch in time saves nine with several graphic organizers. They list...
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Idioms for the ELD Learner

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Idiomatic expressions can be one of the trickiest parts of the English language. English learners use a variety of technological devices to create SmartBoard pages about idioms. Each person creates a portrayal of an idiom for the...