Since we're "all in the same boat"...the Common Core that is, why not use this 38 page book to teach your teach the figurative language standards of the Common Core. Authors use figurative language, or "figures of speech...idioms" to make a point when expressing their literary ideas. This book contains 25 common figures of speech and includes a blank page if you would like to add more. The book is perfect for a literary elements lesson around Valentine's Day because figures of speech are conversational phrases (like conversation heart candy) that we all use when speaking figuratively. However, this book can be used anytime of year and that is why I have included two book covers for you to choice from. This book is also included in my Rainbow Phrases product, so if you have that, you do not need to purchase this. Rainbow Phrases is a systemic way of teaching students 200 common high frequency phrases, and follows my Rainbow Words system for teaching, learning and assessing the 200 most common high frequency words.
This product is great for special education students!
May 23, 2013
We had fun with this!
May 23, 2013
May 13, 2013
This will be great!
May 11, 2013
I am excited to start using these next year for my ELD classes. I think this is an important component of mastering the language.
May 10, 2013
This looks great! Thanks
May 8, 2013
I can't wait to use this.
May 7, 2013
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April 29, 2013
I know this packet might be a stretch for first graders, but I think I can use it to expand learning for advanced learners and also to help make sense of conversational phrases we come across while reading books. Your stuff is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I love it!
This is going to be a great way to introduce my students to idioms in language. My only wish is that it was in true booklet form so that I had more than one on a page. This can be solved when copying. Thanks for creating this.
Jen, I am a big fan. I love all the things you post. How did you get into doing this if you don't mind me asking? I love all your fonts and borders and awesome graphics. You are a true inspiration!
First of all, you made my year, so it's only one day old, but I'll take it! ;-) You are also too kind and I don't mind you asking. I make all my fonts and graphics with my iPad and in Powerpoint of my PC laptop. I basically started making my own fonts and borders to avoid commercial license fees of others. Some can be pretty steep. I was actually reluctant to open a TpT store because I gave everything away for free for so long on my hellofirstgrade.com website for years. That followership and the readers of my blog have made my TpT store so successful and I'm so grateful for that...folks just like you. I'm no Deanna Jump but I feel pretty darn lucky so far since I started TpT in May of 2012. Start a blog, start a pinterest account, take pictures of your work in the classroom and just go! Take care, Jen