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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Figurative Language: Teaching Idioms
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
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.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 14
Students find examples of figurative language and write an original example of each device, illustrate, and share them with the class.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 4 – 8 | Activity & Project
Brainstorm popular expressions with friends and family, then explore their meanings through game play and writing/drawing/cut-and-paste activities.