This is a packet to use the week you teach literacy objectives of finding theme of a story or poem and exploring and learning the meanings of common adages, proverbs, and idioms. RL5.2 and L5.5b. This would work for 4-6 grades with these same objectives. It includes a weekly reading log for homework (Mon-thurs and due on Friday) which is 2 pages, an idiom worksheet which is 2 pages, and a 3 page assessment which includes two Aesop's fables and open-ended questions to go with each and idiom questions in context where students have to figure out what they mean and explain. It also includes two extension questions for higher level thinking. Sold separately, I have a complete week of lessons on Activinspire Software to use with your smartboard or promethean board. This includes daily mini-lessons and activities with links to sites for practice and teaching. Combine the 2 for a whole unit teaching these skills! Check it off on the report card!