Help your students navigate the complexities of figurative language as you work with Amelia Bedelia and her misunderstanding of idioms, multiple meaning words, and other figurative language.
These materials about idioms, metaphors, similes, and homophones are meant to be used with the Herman Parrish book Back to School with Amelia Bedelia, which is about Amelia Bedelia's first day of school.
As with all Amelia Bedelia books, this one is full of figurative language that she misunderstands.
◊ suggestions for before and during reading,
◊ explanations of idioms, metaphors and similes, and
◊ some cue cards to copy, to post, or put on desks as reminders,
◊ a simile-metaphor sorting activity,
◊ an understanding idioms activity,
◊ multiple meaning words activity,
◊ an understanding Amelia Bedelia's mistakes activity, and Identify the type of figurative language activity.
While this book is meant for younger students (usually gr.2), figurative language is more often taught grades 3-4. The materials/activities are good for those grades, or higher for some special education students.
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