Understanding Figurative Language: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

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Have you ever had a really tough decision to make, and you just didn't know which idiom to use to describe that situation? Watch this video lesson and you'll know all about being between a rock and a hard place. Learners can watch the video or presentation to learn a strategy for figuring out the meaning of idioms, imagining and creating images along the way.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video as a mini-lesson or combine with the supplementary activities in the slides to create a longer, more comprehensive lesson on idiomatic expressions
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Pros

  • Effective for English learners or native speakers
Cons

  • None
Common Core