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Idioms

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Casey LaSalle

on 16 July 2013

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Transcript of Idioms

Figurative Language: Idioms
Idioms are everywhere!
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a group of words that have a figurative meaning. In other words, it means something other than what it actually says. Let's do an example together:

It's raining cats and dogs.

How would we take this meaning literally?
Can you find the idiom in this passage?
Small Group Discussions
Use these "Thinking Stems" if your group needs help starting a discussion!

I heard...

I thought...

I'm thinking...

I noticed...

What caught my attention...
But figuratively, it means that it is raining heavily.
My friends and I were getting ready to go on stage. It was the night of the 6th grade talent show. We could hardly wait. All of a sudden, my friend turned to me and said, "Oh, no! I have butterflies in my stomach!" I told her, "Take a deep breath and just relax. We have been practicing all week and everything will be fine."
Time to break into groups!
GROUP 1
Group 1 is going to be playing a concentration game using idioms! Follow the directions inside the folder when you get to that center.
GROUP 2
Group 2 is going to choose and interpret an idiom of their choice and visually draw the literal meaning of that idiom. Follow the directions once you get to that center.
It's Time to
"Check Out"
In order to get "credit" for your outstanding work today, you are going to fill out your credit card.


Put your name on the front of the credit card.
On the back of the credit card, assess your understanding of idioms based on today's lesson using these symbols:
I feel confident about what I learned today and could teach it to a student who was absent today.
I feel okay about what I learned today and understand it fairly well.
I feel that I need a little extra help with what we learned today and need some additional assistance.
Literal vs. Figurative
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