This is a week long unit with a daily mini-lesson for teaching and an activity in a colorful and fun flipchart using Activinspire Software for a promthean or Smartboard. You MUST have Activinspire to use this flipchart. It includes colorful pictures and links to videos and practice. It completely teaches what an idiom, proverb, and adage is and includes vocabulary. It uses Aesop's Fables with proverbs to teach and common idioms. It includes whole class shared reading, paired reading activities, and independent assignments. Sold separately: I have a 7 page packet with a reading log to use this week for home connections (involving family with idioms/proverbs) to hold them accountable and also an idiom practice sheet and a 3 page test. See my store! Use together to completely teach and assess these objectives for finding theme of a story/poem and understanding common idioms, proverbs, and adages. Multiple opportunities for assessment both informally/formally included on the flipchart and in the packet.