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Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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Unveiling Idioms: A Game of Concentration

 

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Unveiling Idioms: A Game of Concentration

Grades 4 – 8
Activity Time 1 hour to design game (with additional time for play and optional writing/drawing activities; fewer than 4 players may take longer due to more drawing time).
Activity Author

Jaime R. Wood

Jaime R. Wood

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Lesson Plans

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Figurative Language: Teaching Idioms

It's raining cats and dogs! Students explore figurative language through read-alouds, teacher modeling, and student-centered activities, further developing their understanding of the literal versus the metaphorical translations of idioms.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Figurative Language Awards Ceremony

Students will be as happy as clams when they have the chance to nominate their favorite examples of similes, metaphors, and personification for a figurative language award.

 

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