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.
There are 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.
There are cards to use as "flags" during shared reading as students listen for each form.
There is a simile-metaphor sorting activity,
an understanding idioms activity that comes with two levels of difficulty,
multiple meaning words activities (2),
an understanding Amelia Bedelia's mistakes activity, and an
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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