Idioms in Everyday Language
Students create an iPhoto book exhibiting a variety of idioms that describe feelings. They take photos using a digital camera that show students exhibiting the feelings explained by the idioms.
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When Pigs Fly: A Lesson Plan on Idioms
Not to keep you on pins and needles, but don't jump the gun on this idiom resource. Instead, keep from barking up the wrong tree by previewing the entire resource before beginning. The detailed instructions make presenting the activity a...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Language
There are many Common Core standards for fifth graders to master, and this checklist breaks down the language standards quite effectively. Each standard is represented on the page and written in modified language that is more accessible...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Follow a scaffolded routine to reinforce the concept of figurative language. With a read-aloud of Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan, class members observe how to identify personification and idioms, chart phrases and meanings, then...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understand Figurative Language: "Play it by Ear"
Looking for a great lesson on idioms? Don't play it by ear, come prepared! With this instructional video, you can review the concept of an idiom with your class and then examine one particular idiom ("Play it by Ear") with creative...
2 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed