Understanding Figurative Language: "To Cry Over Spilled Milk"

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Part of a series devoted to understanding figurative language, this video looks at how to unpack the meaning of an idiom. Using “don’t cry over spilled milk,” as a model, learners are advised to either memorize the meaning of the expression or to use context clues and illustrations to assist in the decoding process. For guided practice, have groups repeat the process and create illustrations for other idiomatic expressions.

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