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Figurative Language: Teaching Idioms
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- In a Pickle and Other Funny Idioms by Marvin Terban (Houghton Mifflin, 1983)
- More Parts by Tedd Arnold (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001)
- Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms by Marvin Terban (Scholastic, 1998)
- Drawing paper, colored pencils, crayons, and markers
- Multiple computers with Internet access
Grades 3 – 5 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language
The activity includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings of the idioms.