Idioms...not the be taken literally!
Students define common English idioms which they find in books and book excerpts. They use an idiom dictionary and constuct a database of five idioms along with meanings and sentences. They beam this information to classmates.
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Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to find the silver lining in a instructional activity about common proverbs and adages. Learners read six popular adages and write their literal definitions on the lines provided.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
To Filter or Not to Filter
Drinking clean water can be taken for granted. Explore the process and high cost of filtering water with a water pollution and filtration activity. Young scientist build a filtration system to filter polluted water, examine the economics...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed